PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island environmental officials say they've found no evidence of West Nile virus or eastern equine encephalitis in the latest batch of mosquito tests.
But the state's health department said Monday that residents should continue to take precautions as the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses continues.
Officials said last week EEE was found in a batch of mosquitoes in Tiverton, the third time the virus has been identified in Rhode Island this year.
Three mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus this year.
No human cases have been reported this year in Rhode Island.
The state says the viruses often reach their peak this time of year. Residents are advised to use repellant, place screens on windows and doors and eliminate standing pools of water, where mosquitoes breed.