comes about a month after the discovery of mosquitos testing positive for the virus in the city.A resident of Stamford has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the Connecticut Department of Health. It is the second such human case found in Connecticut this season, according to the announcement released Tuesday afternoon, and
"Individuals over the age of 50 are at greatest risk for complications of West Nile Virus infection, but individuals of any age should take precautions regarding exposure to West Nile Virus," said Anne Fountain, Director of Health and Social Services for the City of Stamford, in the release. "That is why it is important for all residents to seek medical attention should they develop symptoms that could be due to WNV infection."
According to the release, the City of Stamford is actively responding with its larvicide program. This means larvicide is placed in catch basins throughout Stamford. It is very important that all residents avoid contact with mosquitoes and consider using insect repellant, while following the label instructions, when outside for work or recreation.
The full announcement is available here.