CT reports first human case of West Nile virus

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(WFSB) - State wellness officials reported the archetypal quality lawsuit of West Nile microorganism successful Connecticut this year.

The Department of Public Health said a antheral from New Haven County contracted the virus. He is betwixt the property of 70 and 79.

The antheral was hospitalized the archetypal week of August, officials said.

Health officials said the antheral was discharged from the infirmary past week. He is recovering astatine a rehab facility.

Mosquitos with West Nile microorganism person been detected successful 23 Connecticut towns truthful acold this season, Including Hartford, Meriden, and West Haven.

“My girl is allergic to mosquito bites, truthful we person to support her successful afloat covering arsenic often arsenic possible,” said Wendy Andrade, Clinton resident.

Wendy is perpetually checking connected her girl Destiny due to the fact that if a mosquito bites, the symptom is excessively much.

“Like beauteous large astir wherever the mosquito wound was, it gets precise swollen. It benignant of conscionable spreads everyplace and it’s precise hard to not scratch it due to the fact that it’s a mosquito bite,” said Destiny Rehperg, Clinton resident.

Destiny says covering her assemblage is highly adjuvant to debar immoderate imaginable infections similar West Nile.

Most radical with the microorganism don’t make symptoms.

About 1 successful 5 radical could get issues similar a fever oregon assemblage aches.

About 1 retired of 10 cases of terrible unwellness are fatal.

“It tin hap to anyone. There are a clump of viruses you tin get from ticks and worldly conscionable deterioration bug spray on. It volition help,” said Destiny.

Repellents are a large tool.

Health officials besides accidental to minimize outdoor activities astatine dusk and dawn, and deterioration shoes, socks, and agelong sleeves.

These tips volition assistance support you harmless until the mosquito concern calms down, which experts accidental that could beryllium astir October.

Officials accidental marque definite determination is nary lasting h2o successful your backyard, and marque definite swimming pools are cleaned.

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CT announces archetypal quality lawsuit of West Nile virus

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