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Mosquito bites are part of summer. The days are longer and we stay out later, often leaving ourselves vulnerable to bug bites. Interestingly, even though it feels like mosquitoes bite, they … more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Thursday announced that 110 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, and 106 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 10 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The remaining 95 samples from 24 traps set on June 26 have tested negative for WNV and EEE. The results represent a change from the last reporting. It had previously been reported that mosquito samples collected on June 26 in Tiverton, Westerly, and Pawtucket had tested positive for EEE. more
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