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October 22, 2014
What is Ebola?
Ebola is a severe, often fatal, illness that spreads by human to human transmission. It first appeared in 1976 in a community in the Democratic Republic of Congo near the Ebola River from which the disease gets its name. The virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or bodily fluids of an infected person or from contact with surfaces that have been contaminated by these fluids. To control the spread of the Ebola virus, people in at-risk communities must be educated about the disease and how it can be prevented.
World Renew is a non-profit that stretches in this country and around the world in an effort to deal with human suffering are now focusing on the Ebola crisis & have issued an informational fact sheet on Ebola. Please read the FACT SHEET.
GOVERNOR MALLOY OUTLINES STATE'S EFFORTS TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST EBOLA
Commissioner Mullen has Invoked DPH's Quarantine and Isolation Authority in New Haven
Pledges to Provide Resources or Personnel Necessary to Deal with a Potential Exposure or Infection
Respiratory virus that hits kids might be in CT
A serious respiratory illness that has sickened children in a number of states may have come to Connecticut. A spokesman for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford confirmed Friday the hospital was "treating children with respiratory illnesses ... who have exhibited symptoms of enterovirus D68." Continue below..