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CT to handle quarantine decisions on case-by-case basis

Connecticut officials will decide on a case-by-case basis how to handle each traveler from Ebola-stricken countries, according to a statement released by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office Monday. The stated policy appears less stringent than one the administration issued earlier this month calling for quarantining all asymptomatic travelers from those countries. But a spokesman said it reflects what’s been implemented.

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Yale student tests negative for Ebola, but state steps up preparations

Preliminary testing indicates that the Yale doctoral student admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly virus. While awaiting the results, officials sought to emphasize the efforts to prepare in case someone in Connecticut contracts Ebola virus — while also trying to reassure people that the risk of infection is low.