Stamford Mosquitos Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
The State of Connecticut’s Mosquito Management Program announced today mosquitos trapped in Stamford on September 23, 2019 tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first time mosquitos in Stamford have tested positive for EEE since October 2003.
The Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station will be monitoring the situation in Stamford. Mosquitos will be trapped weekly throughout October until no virus is detected or mosquitos are no longer seen in the area.
The risk of transmission of mosquito-borne diseases is lower due to colder weather approaching the Stamford area. Mosquito breeding season is over and the overall number of mosquitos is already decreasing. However, residents should continue to take precautionary measures that prevent mosquito bites — especially on warmer days. The Health Department recommends residents:
- Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn;
- When outdoors
- Use approved mosquito repellent,
- Wear long sleeves and pants.
- Ensure window screens and door screens are intact.
No human cases of EE have been reported in the City of Stamford. All cases of EEE should be reported to the City of Stamford’s Department of Health.