PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Department of Environmental Management says it's found no additional instances of West Nile virus or Eastern equine encephalitis in the latest testing of mosquitoes from around Rhode Island.
State officials reported last week that EEE, was found for the first time this year in mosquito tests from Tiverton. It was found in a mosquito species that bites birds, not people.
West Nile has been found twice this year, in mosquitoes caught in Westerly and Providence.
There have been no human cases of either disease reported in Rhode Island this year.
The DEM encourages people to use mosquito repellant that contains DEET and to get rid of standing water on their properties because it can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.