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Latest EEE testing results in Vt.

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An update on state efforts to tackle Eastern equine encephalitis in Vermont.

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen says recent mosquito testing has turned up negative for EEE. While the mosquito population starts to decline this time of year, he says it will take a few hard frosts before the insects are wiped out for the season. Chen is currently working with a team from the Agriculture Agency and health department to address plans to tackle future problems.

"What's our best approach next year moving forward to both monitor the mosquitoes, where we count, do the testing, how extensive a program we want to have in for surveillance, and then response in terms of spraying for mosquitoes," Chen said.

Chen hopes to have new or revised strategies in place when mosquito season returns next year.

Click here for more on EEE from the CDC.

More on EEE from the Vt. Health Department, including information on the aerial spraying and a map of the area.

Click here for more on EEE from the Vt. Agriculture Agency.

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