PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say the latest tests in Rhode Island for West Nile virus in mosquitoes have found no sign of the disease.
The Department of Environmental Management said Monday that 83 mosquito samples from 35 traps set statewide during the week of Sept. 23 were also negative for eastern equine encephalitis.
So far this year in Rhode Island, seven pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile and four for EEE. The state has one reported human case of West Nile, when a 33-year-old man was hospitalized and treated for the virus in mid-September.
Mosquito season typically lasts through the first hard frost.