Rhode Island Finds West Nile Virus in 3 More Mosquito Pools - NECN
Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The latest news from around the state

Rhode Island Finds West Nile Virus in 3 More Mosquito Pools

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Rhode Island Finds West Nile Virus in 3 More Mosquito Pools

    State officials say they have found West Nile Virus in samples from three more mosquito pools.

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said Thursday that samples tested positive for the virus in Central Falls, Cranston and Tiverton.

    A total of eight samples have tested positive in Rhode Island since July 31, joining others in Pawtucket, Providence and Warren.

    The latest three came from 34 mosquito traps set Aug. 20.

    Footage Shows Mom's Pleas as Baby is Rescued From Hot Car

    [NATL] Footage Shows Mom's Emotional Pleas After Baby Rescued From Hot Car

    Police released footage of a mother who said she accidentally left her 5-month-old in a car for half an hour in a Goodyear, Arizona, parking lot when she, her sister and other daughter went into the store. Officers are heard on camera saying it was about 99 degrees outside. 

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019)

    Department officials say the findings aren't unexpected and that the risk for West Nile is above average this year.

    Massachusetts recently raised its risk level to ``moderate'' statewide, and Connecticut officials have also warned of increased risk.

    Rhode Island officials advised residents to avoid mosquito bites by using repellents and wearing long sleeves, and by getting rid of standing water.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android