vector-borne http://ripr.org en West Nile in RI and the Rise of Vector-borne Disease http://ripr.org/post/west-nile-ri-and-rise-vector-borne-disease <p>The RI Department of Environmental Management says in a statement today that a weekly sampling of mosquitoes collected from a swamp in Westerly tested positive for <a href="http://www.health.ri.gov/diseases/westnilevirus/">West Nile virus</a>. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hermetically seal yourself, your kids, and your pets inside until the first frost. But the presence of West Nile and other diseases transmitted by so-called “vectors” like mosquitoes and ticks in our area should mean you take a few precautions before venturing into the great outdoors.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8328 at http://ripr.org