mosquitoes http://ripr.org en 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 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 RI DEM: No EEE or West Nile Found, but Protect Yourself Just in Case http://ripr.org/post/ri-dem-no-eee-or-west-nile-found-protect-yourself-just-case <p>Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management is encouraging residents to protect themselves during mosquito season.</p><p></p><p>The Department of Environmental Management says that the test results from all 180 mosquito pools from 33 traps set statewide during the week of July 8<sup>th</sup> are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.&nbsp;</p><p>So far this year, no mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus or EEE in Rhode Island.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:25:14 +0000 Talia Ghazal 18838 at http://ripr.org 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