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West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos trapped in Wilton

More mosquitoes in Connecticut have been identified as being infected with West Nile Virus, including in Wilton.  The State Mosquito Management Program is warning Connecticut residents about the increased risk of infection this season. Dr. Philip Armstrong of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station says they are continuing to see high numbers of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus especially in coastal Fairfield and New Haven counties and in the greater Hartford area.  August and September are the months when people are at greatest risk of West Nile virus infection, but people can take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent and covering bare skin, especially during dusk and dawn when biting mosquitoes are most active.  So far, WNV has been detected in mosquitoes in Branford, Bridgeport, Cornwall, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hartford, Ledyard, Meriden, Milford, New Canaan, New Haven, Newington, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury, Waterford, West Haven, Westport, Wilton, and Woodstock.