Health Department to start weekly mosquito testing

Health Department officials have begun weekly mosquito testing across the state and will post updates to its website of areas where mosquitos carrying illnesses are discovered. Last year, eight mosquito pools that tested positive for West Nile virus and eight others that tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis in Rutland and Franklin counties. Human illness […]

West Nile virus detected in southern Vermont

News Release -- Vermont Department of Health Aug. 29, 2014 BURLINGTON – Six batches of mosquitoes from Rockingham, Brattleboro, Putney and Newbury have recently tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes from Newbury were collected on August 18. The five other batches were collected on August 21. Three of these were from the same […]