A Middlefield child has become Connecticut’s second confirmed case of swine flu, state officials announced this afternoon.

In addition, just down I-95 at Fairfield University, five more students have been identified with  “probable” cases of swine flu.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health said a child from Wethersfield is probable for the virus, too.

Both the Middlefield child and the Stratford man who was the first confirmed case of influenza A H1N1 in the state have suffered only moderate symptoms of the disease, officials emphasized.  So far, no individuals in Connecticut have needed to be hospitalized due to swine flu or probable swine flu.