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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. Continue Reading →

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It’s not personal, even if Christie does call Malloy a liar

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

This is a photo of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen during a briefing on Ebola at the state's emergency operations center Thursday.

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. 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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Connecticut lawmakers press GOP on Ebola

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro has asked the Republican head of a panel with jurisdiction over the Department of Health and Human Services to convene a hearing as soon as possible on “the public threats posed by recent outbreaks of Ebola and Enterovirus D68,” a flu-like disease that targets children. Continue Reading →

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Washington Watch, Week of Aug. 3

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Congress is on a month-long August break with a lot of unfinished business to face when it reconvenes in September. This includes an immigration bill acceptable to both chambers and the White House, and a way to fund the federal government past the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. Continue Reading →

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