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Pino named to lead public health, just in time for Zika

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a briefing on Zika. Dr. Raul Pino is second from left.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named Dr. Raul Pino to lead the state Department of Public Health on Thursday, then immediately featured him at a briefing on the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Pino says there is no public health crisis, but the department is arranging testing of suspected cases contracted by travelers to warm-weather countries where the disease is present. Continue Reading →

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How prepared is CT for an Ebola outbreak?


Public health officials often say that when things are going right, their jobs are largely unnoticed. But the presence of Ebola in the U.S. has put a spotlight on public health preparedness — and on what some experts say has been a problematic reduction in steady federal funding for public health efforts. Continue Reading →

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