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Sandown school hopes for mosquito-killing frost

Officials at a Sandown elementary school are hoping for colder weather, so students can go outside.

The Eagle-Tribune reported that students at Sandown North Elementary School have been kept inside for recess since Sept. 11 after mosquitoes there tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis.

Superintendent Earl Metzler said he’s hoping for a frost that will kill the mosquitoes. The first frost used to come in September, but entomologist Alan Eaton said climate change has pushed that back in recent years.

State officials said 20 mosquito pools and two horses have tested positive for EEE this year. There have been no human cases.

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