Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Extra Ebola Screenings At JFK Set To Begin Saturday; Fight Against Virus Continues On Multiple Fronts
Airline passengers arriving from three West African countries will face temperature checks and other screening measures starting with John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday.
The mayor convened a meeting of city agencies at City Hall on Thursday as a display of readiness against the spread of the deadly virus.
Eli Waller, who attended Yardville Elementary School, died at home on Sept. 25.
So far, New Jersey has nine confirmed cases of the virus in Camden, Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday night that Enterovirus D68 was involved in the death of a 4-year-old boy in Hamilton, New Jersey last week.
Two Yale University doctoral students returning from West Africa are taking extra precautions to ensure that they did not contract the Ebola virus while traveling.
The new cases involve patients from Burlington County, which has two cases, and Camden and Morris counties. Three confirmed cases were previously announced in Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties.
There has been a disturbing development in the nationwide outbreak involving the rare enterovirus D68. A handful of children have now developed polio-like symptoms of muscle weakness or paralysis.
A handful of children have been hospitalized in Westchester County with what may be a respiratory virus that has sickened other children in a dozen states.
Health officials have confirmed two cases in New Jersey and New York City of a respiratory illness that is caused by an uncommon virus.
Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center are awaiting Ebola test results on a man who visited West Africa last month before falling sick and going into the hospital on Monday.
Newark and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
City health officials have begun using a novel method for spotting food poisoning cases – reading Yelp reviews.
Officials said the second confirmed case is located at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. The first was reported earlier this month in Indiana, involving a man who arrived from Saudi Arabia.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.