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What you should know about West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus was identified in Connecticut in 2000. This virus is caused by mosquitoes. The elderly and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. Learn more about West Nile Virus (Fact Sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Free Mosquito Dunks

Trumbull Health Department is offering free Mosquito dunks to Trumbull residents while supplies last. The mosquito dunks will kill mosquito larvae in containers and bodies of water that cannot be removed or emptied. They are effective for up to 30 days. Fight the Bite News 12

Zika Virus Disease

Spring Break Public Service Announcement 
Information on the Zika Virus Disease from the CDC
Zika and Pregnancy
Prevent mosquito bites when traveling 
Prevent mosquito bites 

Lyme Disease

Fact Sheet from the Connecticut Department of Public Health
Tick Encounter Resource Center Tick Identification Chart 

Having a Tick Tested for Lyme Disease: The Health Department accepts ticks at our office, which we send for testing to the State of Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. They will test the tick to see if it carries the spirochetes that cause Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis. Please note: The CT Agricultural Experiment Station only tests engorged deer ticks. 

Ticks should be brought in alive (if possible) in a zip lock bag or sealed containers (not in Vaseline, oil or other substances) to the Health Department Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  There is a $3.00 fee.

Protect your Health Around Animals (Video)

Annual Reports

Trumbull Health Department 2017-18 Annual Report
Trumbull Health Department 2016-17 Annual Report
Trumbull Health Department 2015-16 Annual Report

Fairfield County Community Health Information

Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 - Greater Bridgeport Region Chapter – page 85

Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016

2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey - Trumbull, CT 

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