The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that a resident of Milford 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 patient, between 70 and 79 years of age, became ill during the fourth week of August with encephalitis and remains hospitalized. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of antibodies to West Nile Virus. This person did not travel out of the state before becoming ill, state officials said.