City Health Department Steps Up Patrols As Rat Complaints SkyrocketThe city was on target this month for a record year of rat complaints to its 311 hotline, exceeding the more than 24,000 last year.
New York City Reports First Human West Nile Case For YearThe first human case of the West Nile virus for the year in New York City was confirmed Sunday, officials said.
Season's First West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Queens, Staten IslandMosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found within the New York City limits for the first time this season, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Officials To CBS2: Woman's Body To Be Tested For Ebola Due To Recent Time In GuineaThe body of a woman who died of an apparent heart attack in Brooklyn Tuesday will be tested for the Ebola virus as a precaution, since she was recently in a West African country affected by the virus, city officials told CBS2.
Person Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient Dr. Craig Spencer Released From QuarantineCity officials announced Wednesday that one person is being released from a quarantine that had been ordered following contact with diagnosed Ebola virus patient Dr. Craig Spencer.
Hamilton Heights Neighbors Shaken After Doctor's Positive Test For EbolaPolice on Thursday afternoon swarmed a Hamilton Heights apartment building where a doctor suspected of having the Ebola virus lives.
Season's First West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Queens, Staten IslandThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes within the five boroughs for the first time this season.
City To Begin Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes On Wednesday MorningThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will begin spraying for mosquitoes in several areas Wednesday morning, in an effort to keep the West Nile virus from spreading.
Health Inspectors Close S'MAC Mac And Cheese Restaurant In East VillageThe S’MAC gourmet macaroni and cheese restaurant in the East Village has been ordered closed by city health inspectors, who reported finding evidence of mice and other problems.
City Health Department Uses Yelp Reviews To Uncover Food Poisoning CasesCity health officials have begun using a novel method for spotting food poisoning cases – reading Yelp reviews.
City Official: Healthy Food Marketing Effort Has Been A Success In The BronxThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Wednesday was celebrating the success of the city’s Shop Healthy program, one year after it was expanded to three new South Bronx neighborhoods.
New York City Carriage Driver Accused In Horse SwitchA carriage driver has been accused of altering a hoof brand to make a 22-year-old draft horse with a breathing ailment appear to be a healthier horse nearly half its age.