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NH residents urged to guard against mosquitoes

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - It's mosquito season, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging people to take precautions against the West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

The department says the most likely time for mosquitoes to spread disease is June through September.

In 2012, nine batches of mosquitoes tested positive for EEE and 41 batches tested positive for WNV.

There was one human case of West Nile Virus, but no EEE cases.

In 2011, nine batches of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus and no samples tested positive for EEE. In 2010, one animal and one person tested positive for West Nile, and one animal tested positive for EEE.

Jose Montero, director of public health at the department, said the numbers illustrate the unpredictability of the viruses.

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