A Clinton resident has tested positive for West Nile virus infection and has been hospitalized.
The resident is between 60 and 69, became ill during the first week of September and is hospitalized for meningitis, according to the state Department of Health.
Six people have been reported with infections this year. They live in Bridgeport, Clinton, Greenwich, New Haven, Stamford and Trumbull. Two other Connecticut residents were infected while travelling out of the state.
So far this season, WNV-positive mosquitoes have been identified in 20 towns – Bethel, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Manchester, Meriden, Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, New Britain, New Haven, Orange, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, West Haven, Westport and Wethersfield.
“Although cooler weather is expected which should slow virus build-up, we continue to repeatedly identify infected mosquitoes throughout central and southern regions of the state,” said Dr. Theodore G. Andreadis Chief Medical Entomologist. “We anticipate that virus activity will continue for several more weeks.”