First human case of West Nile virus reported - WFSB 3 Connecticut

First human case of West Nile virus reported


The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus infection.

Officials said the Milford resident who is between the ages of 60 to 69 will survive the infection.

"Fortunately, it is near the end of mosquito season and we can expect that the number of human cases will decrease," said Milford Health Director Dr. A. Dennis McBride. "But, the risk of West Nile virus is still present."

There have been 14 cases of the West Nile virus reported in Connecticut, according to officials.

The Milford Health Department has sent educational packets to schools, the park and recreation department, senior centers and other city organizations.

There is no cure or vaccine for West Nile virus.

For more information about West Nile virus, call 203-783-3285 or visit the city's website.

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