(August 2, 2012) --- In late July, the State of Connecticut found mosquitos that tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV) in the City of Hartford. The Hartford Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urges residents to take precautions against mosquito bites independently of the low risk this finding represents.
Although the risk is minimal and no human cases have been reported in Hartford in the last two years, there is always the need for preventive measures during peak season. The City of Hartford along with HHS recommends some simple steps to avoid mosquito bites:
Preventing mosquito bites:
Preventing mosquitos at home:
Hartford Department of Health and Human Services: (860) 543-8800;
State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Epidemiology Program: (860) 509-7994; http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&;q=396192
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: