ATTENTION: Hikers, Anglers and Hunters - Take precautions to protect against mosquito bites until the first hard frost. The CT DPH has reported the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Connecticut this season (an adult resident of East Lyme).
So far, the EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes in 12 towns (Chester, Haddam, Hampton, Groton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Madison, North Stonington, Plainfield, Shelton, Stonington, and Voluntown) Additionally, the CT State Veterinarian's Office has reported EEE in horses in 5 towns (Columbia, Colchester, Salem, Sterling, and Voluntown) and in pheasants (North Stonington). Other states throughout the Northeast are also experiencing an active season for EEE, including Massachusetts (with 8 human cases of EEE and 1 fatality) and one human case that resulted in a fatality in Rhode Island. (More info at https://go.usa.gov/xVE59
Residents are urged to minimize activity at dawn and dusk, wear long sleeves and pants, and use repellents when outside. For information on what can be done to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes and the latest mosquito test results and human infections, visit the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program website at https://portal.ct.gov/mosquito
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Your Connecticut registered vehicle is your Passport to Connecticut State Parks!
Anyone in a Connecticut-registered vehicle can park free of charge at all CT State Parks and Forests year-round.