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EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

Giselle Oldani, Web Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has taken the life of an unnamed resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the office of governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Sept. 24. The patient was hospitalized in the middle of September and was said to be of elderly age. This death...

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Connecticut

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Connecticut

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the Connecticut state Department of Public Health (DPH) said that the first case of the Zika virus had been reported in Connecticut. This made Connecticut the 34th state to have had recorded cases of the virus. The patient, a woman in her 60s, recently traveled to an area of South Ame...

5 things everyone must know about the Zika virus

5 things everyone must know about the Zika virus

Brett Franklin, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

Many Westporters are beginning to travel in possible Zika virus affected countries for their school or summer vacations, and as the virus becomes more viral in America, many are wondering what do they need to know about this virus.   It raises questions like: What is the Zika virus? How can someon...

Zika virus–what it is and how it affects service trips

Zika virus–what it is and how it affects service trips

Katherine Lewis, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

The spread of the Zika virus has garnered more and more attention recently, with various news outlets reporting that the effects of infection can be relatively mild in some cases but of more concern in others.  As spring break nears, and Builders Beyond Borders service trips are scheduled for locatio...

Powassan Virus makes an appearance in Fairfield County

Powassan Virus makes an appearance in Fairfield County

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

Recently, ticks carrying the potentially deadly Powassan virus have been found crawling in Bridgeport and Branford. “Of course it's scary for any disease to be so near [to us],” Camila Meyer-Bosse ’17 said. “But, there isn’t much we can do.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, t...

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