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New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat

In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials.

10/24/2014

Gov. Chris Christie holds a response and readiness briefing about Ebola at Hackensack University Medical Center on Oct. 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Announces NJ Ebola Response Team

Gov. Chris Christie said he has signed an executive order to create an Ebola virus joint response team to coordinate on Ebola preparedness in the state.

10/22/2014

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Members Of NBC Crew Exposed To Cameraman With Ebola Ordered Under Mandatory Quarantine

New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola.

10/11/2014

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N.J. Department Of Health: Sick Passenger On Newark Flight Does Not Have Ebola

Port Authority police said a passenger on board United Flight 998, inbound from Brussels, was vomiting aboard the plane.

10/04/2014

The first confirmed Ebola virus patient diagnosed in the U.S. was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (Credit: CBS 2)

Local Expert Wonders Why Texas Ebola Patient Wasn’t Isolated Immediately

A man in Dallas has become the first person in the United States with a confirmed Ebola virus diagnosis, and one local expert was alarmed that the patient was not isolated immediately.

09/30/2014

Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials Investigate Whether Enterovirus D68 Caused N.J. 4-Year-Old’s Death

A New Jersey pre-schooler is dead after suffering an unidentified illness, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will test to see if the now-infamous enterovirus D68 might have been the cause.

09/26/2014

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Relatives Question Bronx Woman’s Death After Low-Cost Surgery In Dominican Republic

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

03/31/2014

South Nassau Communities Hospital (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Hospital Says Thousands Of Patients May Be At Risk Of Blood Contamination

South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients who may have been exposed to dangerous viruses, including hepatitis and HIV, through insulin shots.

03/12/2014

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CDC: More Young People Getting The Flu Than In Any Other Age Group

Flu season started early and strong this year, and on Thursday a new report revealed it’s hitting a different group of people especially hard.

02/20/2014

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Older Drivers And The Danger Ahead

The risks that New Yorkers take on the roads are getting worse every day, and some say that the hazardous conditions can be blamed on the economy.

11/11/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.

10/30/2013

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Twitter Sets Up New Emergency Text Message Feature

Twitter announced Wednesday that it is launching a new feature to let U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.

09/25/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Person Of Interest Questioned In Poison Letter Attacks On Obama, Bloomberg

The Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.

05/30/2013

Hypertension Book (credit: CBS 2)

Study: No Health Benefit Seen In Adopting Low Sodium Diet

At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers.

05/15/2013

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New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

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