Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall. Doctors ultimately diagnosed the then-5-year-old Sudbury, Massachusetts, resident with eastern equine encephalitis, a rare but severe mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling. Garabedian survived the potentially fatal virus after about […]
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is announcing new information regarding ticks and mosquitoes in Connecticut. So far we know some good news – no mosquitoes have tested positive for the EEE virus yet this season.
The state is now preparing for a possible spike in EEE come late summer.
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The recommendation to restrict outdoor activities to protect against the EEE virus has been lifted. The CT Department of Public Health and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection made the announcement Thursday afternoon.
State health officials are continuing to warn residents about the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced Tuesday all evening activities in the city can now be scheduled past 6:00 p.m.
To calm people’s fears, organizers at The Portland Fair had several discussions with DEEP, local authorities and people who are running other Fall festivals. The town decided to spray the perimeter of the fairgrounds in addition to handing out the free bug spray.
Many festivals across Connecticut have been taking precautions to protect their guests from mosquitoes that could be carrying EEE, and the Portland Fair is no exception.
Concerns about EEE are on the rise as the virus has now been detected in 25 communities across the state. The latest – in Stamford.