To monitor the epidemiology, incidence and geographic distribution of West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and other arboviruses in Rhode Island for early detection and prevention of any human transmission.
Statewide mosquito trapping and test results are listed, as well as animal and human cases by county. Mosquito pooling refers to the collection and combining of mosquitoes for virus testing. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) traps mosquitoes at various locations throughout Rhode Island and later separates the mosquitoes of each trap into 'pools' according to species. The State Health Laboratory tests each pool for the presence of virus.
Weekly during the months of June through October.