Two More Human Cases of West Nile Virus in CT, Including a Child

The state Department of Public Health today announced two more Connecticut residents have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The most recent case involved a child in Newington and is the first case involving a child this season, according to health officials.

The child, who is between 5 and 10 years old, came down with fever and a headache earlier this month and lab tests confirmed it was West Nile virus, they said. The child was not hospitalized.

The other patient is a resident of Monroe and is between 50 and 60 years old. That person became ill with meningitis in the second week of August, according to the DPH. The patient is still in the hospital, but is improving, the health department said.

The two new cases bring the total number of human cases of West Nile virus in Connecticut to five.

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