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CT Zika-fighting efforts could feel pinch if Congress doesn’t act

The Asian tiger mosquito

WASHINGTON — Connecticut has received nearly $1 million this week from the federal government to combat the Zika virus – enough for now, state officials say, but not if the crisis worsens. Meanwhile, the blame game continues in Washington over who is responsible for holding up more than $1 billion that could bolster states’ efforts to fight the disease. Continue Reading →

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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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