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Connecticut DPH Reports First Human Cases Of West Nile This Year

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health said it has identified the first two human cases of West Nile Virus in the state this year.

The patients are from West Haven and Bridgeport.

Dr. Philip Armstrong works at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. He said wet weather conditions are very favorable for the type of mosquitoes that transmit the virus.

About one in 10 cases are fatal and people over the age of 60 are at the highest risk.

John is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.