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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Fact sheet

Dear Residents,

We have been in contact with the State Department of Public Health regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, and this is their latest guidance: “Residents who live in towns or near towns where EEE virus has been found in mosquitoes and/or where there has been a confirmed case of EEE involving a human, horse or commercial exotic bird are advised to protect themselves and their children by:  (1) taking personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites and (2) minimizing outdoor activity from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. If outdoor activity is unavoidable, all personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites should be taken.”

Therefore, at this point, we will not be closing our parks, but rather encourage you to follow the State’s guidance. Please see these FAQ documents in English and Spanish. We remain in contact with the State and let you know if anything changes.

Please see the links below for FAQ documents in English and Spanish.  For your information, we are encouraging these precautionary steps because the State announced this week that a mosquito at the trap site in South Windsor was identified with EEE.  Please note the type of mosquito trapped only bites birds.  In addition, two people have passed away from EEE this year.  Connecticut had not seen an EEE fatality since 2013.

English: Sept2019/20190926_EEE_FAQ_English.pdf

Spanish: Sept2019/20190926_EEE_FAQ_Spanish.pdf

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