Four mosquito pools from the Whiting area in Addison County have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus and one pool tested positive for West Nile virus.
No human cases of EEE have been confirmed in Vermont, and the last human case of West Nile Virus in Vermont was in 2003. Both viruses are spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.
This is the first evidence of both viruses in Vermont this year, although the state does not conduct mosquito testing statewide.
The best precaution is to avoid mosquito bites.
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