First Human WNV Case Confirmed In Connecticut

The State of Connecticut Department Public Health (DPH) yesterday announced the first confirmed instance of WNV infection in a Connecticut resident from Norwalk. DPH confirms a female from Norwalk experienced only several days of headache without other symptoms and was not hospitalized. Based on timing of headache and test results, she was most likely exposed to infected mosquitoes sometime in mid-August. Her infection is thought to have been acquired by exposure to mosquitoes in Norwalk, where she spent considerable time outdoors without taking specific precautions most evenings.

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