State Warns Of Higher Than Normal West Nile Infections

Bernie Loubier
August 04, 2018 - 3:21 pm

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 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut epidemiologists say the state is seeing an unusually high number of mosquitoes infected with the deadly West Nile virus.   The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has so far found virus-infected mosquitoes in 19 municipalities

this year.  No cases have turned up in human or horses.   Since 2000, there have been 134 human cases of West Nile virus-associated illnesses and three fatalities in the state.   State officials say recent humid weather has led to a higher than normal mosquito population, contributing

to the early proliferation of the virus.