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West Nile Found in Town

The mosquito season may be winding down but specimens infected with West Nile Virus were recently found in Greenwich. The State Mosquito Management Program said Tuesday that mosquitoes trapped recently in Greenwich and five other towns tested positive for the disease.

Michael Long, Greenwich's director of environmental services, warned residents to take precautions when going outside and to limit outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Eliminating stagnant water from your property will also reduce the risk of mosquitoes.

The mosquitoes were trapped from Aug. 12-18.

"It is common to have positive tested mosquitoes although, it is a little late this year," Long said. "If someone is bitten by an infected mosquito, there is a one in three hundred chance of becoming ill."

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