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EEE discovered in Londonderry
The insect carrying the potentially dangerous virus was discovered in a batch of mosquitoes trapped in town earlier this month, according to Town Manager Kevin Smith.
“We want to reassure residents that we’re monitoring the situation closely,” Smith said.
Symptoms of EEE in humans typically occur within four to 10 days of being bitten by an infected mosquito and manifest as fever, headache and other flu-like symptoms.
“In the meantime, residents are encouraged to enjoy this weekend’s activities while taking precautions,” said Smith.
Locals can also do their part by removing any vessels of standing water around their yards and other outdoor areas. The hours of 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. seem to be the buggiest times of the day, and folks might consider limiting their time outdoors then.
Londonderry’s 2014 mosquito-control program began the first week of April, according to Dragon Mosquito officials.
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