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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...

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