Connecticut Department of Public Health

Connecticut Man Dies From Rare Tickborne Illness

Aug 23, 2017
AP Photo/Victoria Arocho

A Connecticut man has died after he contracted a rare tick-borne illness. The state medical examiner says fifty-five year old Michael Yoder of New Milford died on August 8th of liver and kidney failure due to a serious case of babesiosis.

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Update 5 p.m.: The patient at Yale-New Haven hospital, who was being evaluated for Ebola-like symptoms, has tested negative for the virus.

Officials at Yale-New Haven Hospital say a patient who the hospital admitted last night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms is in stable condition and improving.

The patient is a Yale student who recently returned from Liberia with a group of other students.

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A new federal report on the emergency preparedness and response of tri-state area hospitals during Superstorm Sandy says many of them were unprepared to deal with the challenges they faced.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found most of the hospitals had been cited before the storm for a lack of preparedness.

Flu outbreak is widespread in Conn.

Jan 9, 2014

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health says the flu is widespread in the state.  So far, the state has seen 2 deaths and 142 hospitalizations this flu season.