Arboviral Surveillance

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) are arboviral illnesses spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Mosquito, animal, and human specimens are tested for the presence of EEE and WNV at Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL).  Animal specimens may also be tested through the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL).  The state of Maine organizes routine mosquito trapping at selected sites, and routinely tests those mosquitoes for disease.  The mosquito trapping season runs from July to September.  Maine no longer routinely tests birds. 

2014 Maine Arboviral Positive Results

Surveillance Species Collection Date Town County Agent
Mosquito Culex salinarius August 27, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Culiseta melanura August 22, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Coquillettidia perturbans August 22, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Aedes vexans August 22, 2014 York York EEE
Veterinary Emu September 2, 2014 Cumberland EEE
Mosquito Culiseta melanura August 20, 2014 Alfred York EEE
Mosquito Culiseta melanura September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Culiseta morsitans September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Culex salinarius September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Psorophora ferox September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Aedes vexans September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Coquillettidia perturbans September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Ochlerotatus canadensis September 4, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Aedes vexans September 10, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Ochlerotatus canadensis September 10, 2014 York York EEE
Mosquito Culiseta melanura September 7, 2014 Buxton York EEE

 

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