Eastern Equine Encephalitis http://ripr.org en More Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile in RI http://ripr.org/post/more-mosquito-pools-test-positive-west-nile-ri <p>Three more mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus. The positive results were from mosquitoes trapped in the Smith Hill area of Providence, in the southern section of East Providence, and in central North Kingstown. All of the mosquitoes were of a species that feeds on birds and mammals.</p><p></p><p>The Department of Environmental Management says these findings are not unexpected this time of year.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:50:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 21874 at http://ripr.org More Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile in RI More Mosquito Samples in RI Test Positive for EEE http://ripr.org/post/more-mosquito-samples-ri-test-positive-eee <p>Test results from two mosquito pools in Rhode Island have come back positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. This is the second time EEE has been confirmed in the state this year.</p><p></p><p>The samples came from traps set in Tiverton and Westerly.&nbsp; The Department of Environmental Management says the findings aren’t surprising for this time of year, and it’s likely that EEE is present in other parts of the state.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:05:20 +0000 Catherine Welch 21428 at http://ripr.org More Mosquito Samples in RI Test Positive for EEE RI Mosquitoes Test Positive for EEE http://ripr.org/post/ri-mosquitoes-test-positive-eee <p>For the first time this year, mosquitoes trapped in Rhode Island have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a virus characterized by the sudden onset of&nbsp; headache, high fever, chills and vomiting. &nbsp;A second mosquito batch has tested positive for West Nile Virus.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:43:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 21194 at http://ripr.org UPDATE: West Nile Virus Found In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/update-west-nile-virus-found-rhode-island <p>The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced the first finding of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in the state this year.</p><p>The department routinely checks mosquitoes for both West Nile Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis starting in the late spring.</p><p>Alan Getman of the DEM said West Nile Virus has been in Rhode Island for twelve years, and today’s reappearance was not unexpected.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:24:31 +0000 Catherine Welch & John Bender 19656 at http://ripr.org UPDATE: West Nile Virus Found In Rhode Island New Hope for Rare but Deadly Mosquito-Borne EEE http://ripr.org/post/new-hope-rare-deadly-mosquito-borne-eee <p>A Rhode Island Hospital neurologist says there’s evidence that early, aggressive treatment can help the unlucky few who catch Eastern Equine Encephalitis each year in the United States. Neurointensivist (a neurologist with additional training in intensive neurological conditions) Dr. Linda Wendell has published an account of the hospital’s successful treatment of a young man with EEE.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 18085 at http://ripr.org New Hope for Rare but Deadly Mosquito-Borne EEE When Summer Makes You Sick http://ripr.org/post/when-summer-makes-you-sick <p>Or, rather, summer activities, like swimming, or hiking through the woods.</p><p>To wit:</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:23:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 18079 at http://ripr.org DEM: Mosquitoes Are Out in Full Force This Weekend http://ripr.org/post/dem-mosquitoes-are-out-full-force-weekend <p>If you’re going outdoors this weekend, as many of us will, you’ll want to protect yourself against mosquito bites. The state Department of Environmental Management is reporting the largest crop of mosquitos in at least 21 years.&nbsp;</p><p>The reason: heavy rains last month.&nbsp; The warm, dry air mass that’s with us now is slowly killing the mosquito population, but the DEM’s Alan Gettman said they’ll be bad this weekend, particularly at fireworks shows.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:28:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 17854 at http://ripr.org