EEE virus found near Quinnipiac

Eastern Equine Encephalitis, known as the EEE virus has been found this season in 21 Connecticut towns.

Connecticut mosquito

Connecticut mosquito

Two people have died after contracting EEE in Old Lyme and East Lyme. State health officials are urging residents to be cautious of this mosquito-borne virus.

Quinnipiac’s Emergency Management Team sent out an alert on Friday following statewide concern. The alert read, “As a precaution, Quinnipiac is rescheduling all athletic and university-sponsored events that are scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn until further notice because of public health alerts regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).”

On Monday, Student Health Services will provide mosquito repellant for students.

Testing in labs for EEE

Testing in labs for EEE

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) tests bugs across the state for EEE.

The virus has been found in the following areas:

Chester

Colchester

Columbia

East Lyme

Groton

Haddam

Hampton

Killingworth

Ledyard

Lyme

Madison

Montville

North Stonington

Old Lyme

Plainfield

Salem

Shelton

South Windsor

Sterling

Stonington

Voluntown

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has more information on symptoms, prevention and treatment for EEE.

The latest report from CT Gov. has tested 231,743 mosquitos across Connecticut. This was last updated on Sept. 25, 2019.