14 September 2015

• Bridgeport: First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Identified

"The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that two Connecticut residents have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection. These are the first human cases of WNV associated illness identified in Connecticut this season. Both are residents of Bridgeport.

"One patient, between 40-49 years of age, became ill during the third week of August with meningitis. The other patient, between 70-79 years of age, became ill during the fourth week of August with encephalitis. The illnesses were characterized principally by fever, nausea, vomiting and weakness. Both patients were hospitalized and have been discharged. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of antibodies to WNV.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTDeptPublicHealth

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