Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will hold a news conference in Hartford at 2 p.m. today to provide residents with information on Connecticut’s precautionary and preparatory measures regarding the Ebola virus.
The event was scheduled before today’s news that Yale-New Haven Hospital had admitted a graduate student with Ebola-like symptoms.
The student had recently returned from doing research on Ebola in Liberia, one of the West African countries where the Ebola epidemic is concentrated.
Tests are being conducted now to see if the student has Ebola. The results should take about 24 hours to be known.
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Malloy is expected to discuss the situation at Yale-New Haven Hospital during his press conference, where he will be joined by state Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen and other state officials.
On Wednesday, the governor convened a unified command meeting with the relevant agencies to continue discussing the state’s coordination of precautionary and preparatory measures regarding the Ebola virus.