Rhode Island Remains West Nile Virus-Free

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Latest tests in Rhode Island show that the state bears no signs of West Nile virus or Eastern equine encephalitis.

The latest report from the state Department of Environmental Management released Monday indicates that 116 mosquito samples taken from traps set throughout the state during the week of September 10 yielded negative results.

However, one sample of mosquitoes in the town of Westerly during the same period had been confirmed positive for West Nile, while another set of mosquitoes sampled in Warren showed traces of EEE.

State officials have reminded residents to take precaution against getting bitten by infected mosquitoes, even though night-time temperatures have fallen.

Source: Boston.com
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