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Friday, October 17, 2014
Statement from the Department of Public Health
  Test results received today from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory were negative for Ebola. This is good news for the patient at Yale New Haven Hospital. Confirmation tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are expected as early as tomorrow.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Gov. Malloy Statement on Preliminary Ebola Test Results
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement in response to preliminary negative test results from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory on the patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Governor Malloy Outlines State's Efforts to Safeguard Against Ebola
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by enacting the quarantine and isolation protocols that were authorized under the order he signed last week.

Thursday, October 09, 2014
DPH Launches Office of Health Equity
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced a new Office of Health Equity. The office is established to improve the health of all Connecticut residents by working to eliminate differences in disease, disability and death rates among ethnic, racial and other population groups that are known to have adverse health status or outcomes.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Governor Malloy Signs Order that will Assist the State’s Emergency Response In the Event of a Confirmed Infection or Exposure to Ebola
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) the ability to effectively quarantine an individual or a group of individuals who may have been exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus.

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Governor Malloy Briefed On Ebola Situation
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy has been briefed on the Ebola situation by the state Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen. The Governor said that although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, state health officials have been working to prepare should a case of Ebola be identified in Connecticut.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Connecticut health officials on watch for enterovirus D68
  The virus that has sickened hundreds of children in the Midwest has not been seen in Connecticut, but state doctors and health officials are on the watch for it.