Two more Connecticut residents have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The most recent human cases are residents of Bridgeport and Stamford, according to the Department of Health. That brings the total number of human cases in the state to four.
The Bridgeport resident became sick during the second week of July. The Stamford resident fell ill during the first week of August, the Department of Health said. Both patients were between the ages of 50-59 and both were hospitalized with encephalitis.
"While most people do not become severely ill from West Nile virus, people over the age of 50 are more likely to become ill and develop serious symptoms when infected," said Dr. Jewel Mullen, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health.
Severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma and paralysis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The disease it transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.