Later in the day, President Trump said in a press conference that ‘they can do whatever they want,’ with regards to Congress figuring out where the money would originate.
U.S. health officials warned that the spread of coronavirus in the United States appears inevitable.
WASHINGTON — Congress is tied in a partisan knot over funding U.S. response to the outbreak of the Zika virus, money that could help several Connecticut pharmaceutical companies continue their work toward a vaccine.
People quarantined in Connecticut during the height of the 2014 ebola crisis sued Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials on Monday, saying the quarantine policy the governor imposed is unconstitutional.
Washington – With the 5th District seat in Congress at stake, Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and challenger Republican Mark Greenberg are making last-minute appeals to voters help turn out their supporters and sway the undecided.
Ryan Boyko sat by an open rear window late Thursday afternoon, inches from the East Rock backyard he may not enter, continuing by laptop to try to help Liberia contain the Ebola epidemic. Boyko, a Yale public-health doctoral student, would rather have left the house.
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.
It was a good story line, but Chris Christie wasn’t having it. On his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks, the New Jersey governor insisted he was here to promote a Republican challenger, not tweak a Democratic incumbent who delights in favorably comparing his state to Christie’s.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health said late Wednesday that it has placed under quarantine nine individuals who have traveled to West Africa but are symptom-free — the first use of the state’s tough Ebola protocols.
WASHINGTON – Ebola has made a grim, unexpected appearance in the political arena and helped broaden the gulf between Democrats and Republicans running for Congress in Connecticut.
Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Yale graduate student hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the virus, according to a Yale-New Haven Hospital official.
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.
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A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation late Wednesday night. “We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point,” the hospital said in a statement.
President Obama abruptly canceled political trips to New Jersey and Connecticut for a fundraiser and a rally Wednesday to instead preside over a White House meeting of cabinet agencies coordinating a response to the 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.