A resident of Southington is the third person to contract West Nile Virus in Connecticut this season. The patient, who is between 70 and 79 years old, became ill during the first week of August with encephalitis, was hospitalized, and is now recovering, according to the state Department of Public Health. Laboratory tests confirmed antibodies to WNV and state officials said the patient did not travel out of the area before becoming ill. John McCain Discontinues Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer A resident of Fairfield and a resident of Newington previously tested positive for West Nile virus infection. Two Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Connecticut The state Health Department says two Connecticut residents have tested positive for West Nile virus. (Published Friday, Aug. 10, 2018) “The identification of two Connecticut residents with West Nile virus associated illness that required hospitalization underscores the potential seriousness of infection,” Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino said in a previously released statement. “Using insect repellent, covering bare skin and avoiding being outdoors during the hours of dusk and dawn are effective ways to help keep you from being bitten by mosquitoes.” Mosquitoes in at least 40 towns across the state… Read full this story
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