Milford reports its first case of West Nile in a person

A Milford resident is recovering from West Nile Virus. The person, between the ages of 60 and 69, is the first human case of the virus in Milford, health officials said Wednesday.

 

The resident survived the infection and did not have neurological complications associated with the virus. Milford Health Director Dr. A. Dennis McBride said the onset of the illness was in mid August.

“While we are not surprised that we have experienced our first case of West Nile Virus, we are pleased that the resident has survived,” McBride said in a prepared statement. “West Nile Virus has been identified in mosquitoes in several Connecticut localities; it is a nationwide infection.”

There have been 14 cases of West Nile Virus reported in Connecticut, McBride said. He added that it is near the end of mosquito season and the number of human cases will decrease.

The city continues to address the mosquito population by applying mosquito larvicide to breeding sites in the city.

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