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Plans to Add 15 Mosquito Testing Sites for EEE Uncertain With Connecticut Budget Crunch

After four diagnosed cases — and three deaths — of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in southeastern Connecticut in 2019, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is requesting an additional $150,000 from the state to add 15 new mosquito testing locations. “We would like to add 15 additional sites in the east where we didn’t have a presence… Keep Reading

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Food Allergies Challenge Restaurant Industry in Connecticut

For State Representative Robin Comey (D-Branford), food allergies have become a fact of everyday life. “My son has food allergies. He has had them since he was about 16 months old. It’s what I’ve been advocating for, for years, and one reason I ran for office,” Comey said. From the time her son was diagnosed,… Keep Reading

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School-based Health Centers Expand into Elementary Schools, Open Center For Navy Children

Last week, the 94th school-based health center funded by the Department of Public Health, and the 15th in New London County, opened in Mary Morrison Elementary School in Groton. “When the folks from Family & Child Agency approached us about the possibility of having another center we were thrilled to put it mildly,” said Michael… Keep Reading

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Ninety-Two Years and Running for Manchester Road Race

In 1927 a few members of the Manchester High School Cross Country team lined up on Thanksgiving morning and ran a five-mile loop before the football games started that afternoon. It wasn’t about costumes or burning calories. There were less than a dozen runners, and none of them were women. The boys didn’t know they… Keep Reading

Posted on in Essex/Health/Letters

Opinion: We Owe It To Public Health to Take Action on Vaping

Late last month, I joined State Representative Jesse MacLachlan and prominent community leaders in Clinton for a panel discussion on vaping. I only wish we scheduled it sooner. In recent months, vaping and associated injuries and deaths have become a pressing issue. We must take it seriously and protect public health. As of November 1,… Keep Reading

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EEE Cases in East Haddam and Colchester Announced

An East Haddam resident who died more than a week ago was confirmed today by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have been infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The State Department of Health also announced a fourth case of the disease in Connecticut, a Colchester resident. “We have had four human cases of… Keep Reading

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Freshwater Mosquitoes, Positive Tests, and the Latest News on Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Rather than spraying pesticides, the town is asking residents to take extra precautions against mosquitoes that carry the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, following the deaths of two residents from Old Lyme and East Lyme during the last month.  First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder said by phone Wednesday that the town will not spray… Keep Reading

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Old Lyme Resident Dies of Eastern Equine Encephalitis — Second in Southeastern Connecticut

OLD LYME — A second Connecticut resident, this time from Old Lyme, died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to the Governor’s office today. “This is a serious public health concern, we wanted to let you know that these are the first deaths from EEE that have been reported,” said Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz at a… Keep Reading

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