The number of human cases of West Nile Virus in Connecticut this year continues to rise. There have now been 6 documented cases.
The latest two cases are in Greenwich residents. Previously two human cases of the mosquito-borne disease were confirmed in Stamford and one each in New Haven and Bridgeport. Dr. Theodore Andreadis of the stte Mosquito Management Program says one of the new cases is a person in his or her mid-sixties, the other, in his or her mid-seventies. One was hospitalized with encephalitis
The other had a milder form, with fever and headache, but was not hospitalized.
Experts say last year’s nine human cases of West Nile virus in the state came between mid-August and mid-September.