EEE http://ripr.org en First Human Case of West Nile Diagnosed in RI http://ripr.org/post/first-human-case-west-nile-diagnosed-ri <p>An Exeter man has been treated for the first human case of West Nile in Rhode Island this year.</p><p>The Rhode Island Department of Health said the 33-year-old Exeter man first started developing symptoms on September 11.&nbsp; Two days later he was at South County Hospital, diagnosed with viral meningitis caused by West Nile Virus. He was released a few days later and is recovering at home.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:12:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 22166 at http://ripr.org First Human Case of West Nile Diagnosed in RI 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