RI Department of Health Mosquito Advisory - 09/16/19



State officials confirm an Eastern Equine Encephalitis detection in a Block Island mosquito sample; urge all Rhode Islanders to take personal precautions against insect-borne diseases before heading outdoors – especially hunters gearing up for deer season.

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today confirmed that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in a mosquito pool, or sample, trapped on Block Island on September 9. In the latest round of trapping, RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories tested 55 pools from 31 traps set September 9, finding all samples except the Block Island sample negative for both EEE and West Nile Virus (WNV).

View/downlaod the complete State Mosquito Advisory and view the EEE Alert below:

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Alert

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