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CT lawmakers seek more money as House, Senate split on Zika funds

An Aedes species mosquito that transmits the Zika virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have split on how to fund federal efforts to fight the Zika virus, with Connecticut lawmakers playing key roles in trying to boost the amount of money that would go to states to battle the spread of the disease. Continue Reading →

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Agency head: Mosquito-control funding cut a problem as Zika spreads

Testing mosquitos at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Pending cuts to state funding for mosquito control could pose a problem for the agency that monitors the insects for the Zika virus and other diseases, the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said Friday. But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised to find the money. 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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