Connecticut has confirmed the first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis in the state since 2013, health officials announced Monday. State Department of Public Health experts said that an adult from East Lyme tested positive for the virus, which is usually transmitted from infected mosquitoes. The resident became ill during the last week of August and remains hospitalized.
Connecticut must now take its chances in bankruptcy court as it continues to pursue its lawsuit against drug maker Purdue Pharma. The Stamford-based maker of Oxycontin officially announced its long-rumored bankruptcy filing Sunday night , confirming a settlement deal with about half of the states that had taken legal action over the effects of the opioid overdose epidemic. Connecticut was not among the states participating in that settlement.
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