One of New York’s U.S. senators is calling for the federal government to reimburse hospitals around the state that spent millions preparing for Ebola _ even if they didn’t see a single case of the disease.
A driver is facing seven serious charges, including DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance, after her car jumped a curb in Herald Square Wednesday night, injuring six people.
A person who recently came to the United States from Mali, a West African country with limited Ebola transmission, has tested negative for Ebola after being isolated at Bellevue Hospital, city health officials said.
“Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.
Declaring “New York City is Ebola free,” Mayor Bill de Blasio hugged Dr. Craig Spencer after he walked out of Bellevue Hospital Tuesday as medical team members cheered and applauded.
Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus on Oct. 23, several days after returning to New York from Guinea where he was treating Ebola patients through Doctors Without Borders.
New York City is getting at least $1.6 billion in federal money to help public hospitals install floodwalls, flood proof elevators and otherwise become more storm-resilient.
Authorities say a Massachusetts man carrying a shotgun inside a gym bag accidentally shot himself in the leg at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
A New York City corrections officer was holstering his weapon when it accidentally fired, hitting him in the leg, at the Brooklyn Detention Complex on Atlantic Avenue, a spokesman for the Department of Correction said.
Health officials said the boy’s fever was “caused by a respiratory infection that was confirmed by a lab test.”
Tests on a 5-year-old boy who showed possible symptoms of Ebola, have come back negative.
Bellevue Hospital Center has been forced to transport its intensive care unit patients two blocks north to NYU Langone Medical Center, as the staff at the Bellevue ICU are consumed with Ebola care.
The Williamsburg bowling alley has reopened to the public following a thorough cleaning.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the fiancee of a doctor who is being treated for Ebola is set to leave Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, became the city’s first Ebola patient on Thursday.