14 myths you’ve probably heard about coronavirus

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The COVID-19 outbreak is a global pandemic, and with that comes a lot of false information on the internet. There are many myths about COVID-19 that have been circulating through social media. Here are some of the most common ones, according to the World Health Organization. Myth #1: Cold weather kills novel […]

‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in US

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the United States. Globally, there was an explosion of measles in many countries, an unrelenting Ebola outbreak in Africa and a surge in dengue fever in Asia. There were […]

EEE prevention recommendations lifted, DPH, DEEP

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.

Officials report 2 new human cases of EEE, 1 deadly

We are learning more about the most recently confirmed cases of EEE in the state. Three people have now died from the virus and fourth is now in the hospital.

Third human death related to EEE confirmed in CT

Two new cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Connecticut were confirmed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday. One patient is reported to have died, bringing the total death toll in the state to three this year.

CCSU changes athletic schedules over EEE concerns

College campuses are taking no chances with the potentially-deadly EEE virus. Concerns about mosquitoes carrying the virus have schools rearranging athletic schedules and other outdoor events.

EEE virus found in 27 Connecticut towns

State health officials are continuing to warn residents about the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.

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