New West Nile case hits home for Fairfield residents

Connecticut health officials have reported the ninth confirmed case of West Nile virus this year in the state. The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports the virus was found in a Fairfield resident

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2006, 3:04 AM

Updated 6,453 days ago

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New West Nile case hits home for Fairfield residents
Connecticut health officials have reported the ninth confirmed case of West Nile virus this year in the state.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports the virus was found in a Fairfield resident over the age of 75. The person regularly worked outside, but did not take precaution against the infection. Health officials advise residents to follow general safety rules to avoid contracting the life-threatening virus.
Department of Public Health officials advise residents to minimize time outdoors at dawn and dusk. If being outside at those times is unavoidable, residents should wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Health officials say the most important advice for all southwestern Connecticut residents is to always use bug repellent.


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