The State Mosquito Management Program has announced a Connecticut resident has tested positive for West Nile virus infection. This is the first human case of West Nile virus-associated illness identified in Connecticut this season.
The Stratford resident, between 60 and 69 years of age, became ill during the last week of July and reported being bitten by mosquitoes prior to the onset of the illness. The illness was characterized principally by joint and muscle pain, and diarrhea. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of antibodies to West Nile. The person was not hospitalized and is recovering.