May 26, 2018

Around Town

Hydrant flushing
The town of Williston will be flushing hydrants in July and August. Some residents may experience low pressure at times.

EEE virus found in mosquitoes
Mosquitoes carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus have been found this year in one batch of mosquitoes collected in Grand Isle. The mosquitoes were trapped on June 17, making this the earliest detection of the virus in the Northeast. This is also the first time EEE virus has been detected in Grand Isle County. So far this year, more than 300 batches of mosquitoes have been tested with just one positive result.
Both EEE and West Nile Virus have been detected in many of Vermont’s counties in previous years. The Health Department encourages Vermonters to take simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, get rid of standing water and use insect repellent.

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