More Human Cases Of West Nile Virus In State

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.

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