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Court: Students must be protected from insect-borne diseases


August 11, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court, ruling in the case of a private school student who became ill and suffered brain damage on a trip to China, said on Friday that schools must warn and protect students from the risk of insect-borne diseases when organizing trips abroad.

Justices said in the 5-0 ruling that a $41.5 million verdict awarded to the student in a federal court lawsuit should not be reduced.

The student, Cara Munn, who attended the Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a 2007 school trip to northeastern China. The New York City residen...

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