PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The latest tests on mosquitoes in Rhode Island have showed no signs of West Nile virus or Eastern equine encephalitis.
The state Department of Environmental Management said Monday that the remaining 116 mosquito samples taken from traps set statewide during the week of Sept. 10 tested negative.
One pool of mosquitoes trapped in Westerly during the same period had earlier been confirmed positive for West Nile and one from Warren showed EEE.
In all this year in Rhode Island, five pools have tested positive for each disease.
State officials say that even though night-time temperatures have fallen, there are still infected mosquitoes in the environment and that Rhode Islanders should take precaution against getting bitten.