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Thursday, September 03, 2015
With Hot Weather, Risk of WNV Continues
  The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that mosquitoes trapped and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station continue to be positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Residents are cautioned that with warm weather forecasted, risk of acquiring WNV infections in Connecticut continues.

Thursday, September 03, 2015
DPH Announces Free Private Well Testing at the Goshen Fair
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) will be providing free private well testing for the first 100 people who come to its private well education booth at the Goshen Fair.The free test kits will allow homeowners to collect a sample from their private well, which will be analyzed for two naturally occurring metals: arsenic and uranium. The samples will be analyzed by the DPH Laboratory.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
More Ticks Carrying Babesiosis Parasite, Raising Risk of Serious Illness
  The infection is most dangerous for people over 50, those without spleens or who have had cancer treatments or are taking other medications that suppress their immune systems.

Friday, August 21, 2015
State Mosquito Program Reports Increase in Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that an increasing number of mosquitoes trapped and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Residents are cautioned that August and September are generally the months when people are at the highest risk of acquiring WNV infections in Connecticut.