The mosquitoes were collected from a pool on July 29.
The Health Department says late summer is when the risk of human cases of West Nile virus is the highest.
“The first detection this summer is a reminder that West Nile virus is around – and Eastern Equine Encephalitis probably is too – and people should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites,” said Patsy Kelso, state epidemiologist for infectious disease.
Twenty-eight of 1,328 mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus in 2013.
The Health Department recommends:
- Wear long sleeves and pants and avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are active.
- Reduce mosquito breeding habitats by getting rid of standing water, and by draining areas where water can pool such as rain gutters, wading pools, and old tires.
- Use repellents containing no more than 30 percent DEET for adults and no more than 10 percent for children age 3 and older.
- Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
For more information visit www.healthvermont.gov.
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