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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...

Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

Claudia Chen, Features editor

February 4, 2015

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

Eric Starbuck discusses Ebola at Westport Library

Eric Starbuck discusses Ebola at Westport Library

Larissa Lieberson, Justine Seligson, Social Media Manager, Photo Editor

November 30, 2014

On November 25, 2014, Eric Starbuck spoke at the Westport Public Library on the Ebola virus. Starbuck, who works for the Save the Children Foundation, recently returned from Mali where he worked with Ebola. Recently, Ebola has sparked huge worry across the nation because of its extremely deathly consequences and harsh symptoms. “The thing that’s so scary...

Ebola reaches New York

Ebola reaches New York

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

A resident of New York City was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, Oct. 23 following his return from West Africa, where he was helping to treat Ebola patients. According to CNN, Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea on Oct. 17, but did not show any symptoms of the virus until Oct. 23.  He is...

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

October 29, 2010

Image via Wikipedia When the most people hear the term “oral cancer,” they usually associate it with men with yellow teeth who have smoked or chewed tobacco their entire life. What most don’t know is that people of any age or gender are susceptible to the disease, regardless of their smoking hab...

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