Department of Health

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett talks about Legionnaire's outbreak in the Bronx. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In South Bronx Sickens 31

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.

07/29/2015

The new ad campaign for NYC Condom. (credit: New York City Department of Health)

Free KYNG Size Condoms Available From NYC Dept. Of Health In Time For Valentine’s Day

The campaign, which was launched Friday at the Museum of Sex as part of National Condom Awareness Day, is called “Be Sexy. Be Safe.”

02/13/2015

First Lady Chirlane McCray. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Chirlane McCray Opens Up About Family’s Struggles With Depression

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, got personal as she spoke at a public health conference in Brooklyn.

01/28/2015

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years Old

The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.

12/17/2014

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

New York State Health Department Says Flu Is Now ‘Prevalent’

Flu season is officially here. The State Department of Health said the virus is now “prevalent” in New York.

12/12/2014

Health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) stand at an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia on October 27, 2014. (Photo ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Releases Ebola Protocol Details

New Jersey’s protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine.

10/31/2014

A specialist tests for Enterovirus 68. (credit: CBS 2)

NY Dept. Of Health: Enterovirus D68 Spreading Across State

The New York State Department of Health says enterovirus D68 is spreading and is warning New Yorkers to take steps to prevent new infections.

09/24/2014

Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York City

In an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called “Imagine for Life.”

09/15/2014

Health Department Conducts Largest No-Notice Emergency Response Drill In NYC History (Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

New York City Conducts Largest Ever Surprise Bioterror Response Drill

The Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx) is testing the city’s ability to respond to the release of a biological agent.

08/01/2014

Severe storms strike the Tri-State Area. (Credit: Alf Daland

Severe Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Tropical Storm Arthur Headed North

Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.

07/02/2014

A carriage horse near Central Park. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/A ferret on a leash. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Horse Carriage Advocates Upset Over Proposal To Lift Ban On Ferrets In NYC

The city’s Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.

05/29/2014

(Credit: Clipart)

City Considers Reversing Ban, Placing Regulations On Ferrets As Pets

As the de Blasio administration considers reversing a 1999 ban on ferrets as pets in New York City, one ferret advocate said the plan to regulate the animals is “wrong.”

05/28/2014

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

Report: NYC Health Department Underreporting Deaths Caused By Accidents, Preventable Medical Complications

The health department’s bureau of vital statistics reported only a fraction of deaths caused by accidents or preventable medical complications compared to the medical examiner’s office.

05/25/2014

Teen Sex Ed

N.Y. State Suggests HIV Tests For 13-Year-Olds, Sex Ed In Elementary School

One in four adolescents is likely to acquire a sexually transmitted disease, according to the first ever Youth Sexual Health Plan released by New York State.

05/21/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

04/16/2014

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