Ebola Virus Protocols

Remember that proverbial curse, “May you live in interesting times”? You may have recently noticed the signs in our waiting room.  According to new guidelines we received yesterday, all incoming patients are to be screened for travel history to countries...

Measles in Boston

If any of our families were visiting in Boston last month, please be advised that a volunteer at the New England Aquarium has been diagnosed with the measles. By report he was working on 5/19 and 5/22, potentially exposing up to 6000 people.  Visitors on these days...

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

There have been two national news stories about measles this week. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/03/us-boston-measles-idUSTRE72206D20110303 http://www.theindychannel.com/travelgetaways/27012318/detail.html It is likely that most people in Connecticut have...

Flu Widespread in CT

By CDC definitions, influenza is now widespread in Connecticut, accounting for 6% of all emergency room visits and 5% of hospitalizations in the state. We have had 6 influenza related fatalities, all in patients over 50 years old. Only 16% of cases appear to be...