Five more residents of Connecticut — including three from Fairfield County — have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), according the the state Department of Public Health. That brings the total number of human cases so far this year to 15. The Fairfield County cases included people from Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford.
A fourth patient is a resident of Thompson in Windham County and the fifth is from Westbrook in Middlesex County. Ages range from 40 to over 70, and three of the five required hospitalization. They became ill in early to mid-September.