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Researchers say there may be a link between bleach and illness in children. (Credit: CBS2)

Research Points To Link Between Use Of Bleach, Infections In Children

They found that children living in homes that are cleaned with bleach weekly had a 20 percent higher rate of childhood infections than those who did not.

04/03/2015

An outbreak of shigella infections in Brooklyn has now spread to Rockland County. (Credit: CBS2)

New Yorkers On High Alert After Shigella Outbreak Spreads To Rockland County

The shigella bacterium outbreak started in Brooklyn, but now parents are on high alert in Rockland County.

01/17/2015

A shigella bacterium. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Shigella Infection Outbreak Spreads To Rockland County

An infectious outbreak of the shigella bacterium has already been seen in Brooklyn, and now, the outbreak has spread to the suburbs.

01/16/2015

FILE -- Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

17 NYC Hospitals Being Penalized Millions Of Dollars Over Poor Infection Grades

Lenox Hill, NYU Langone and Montefiore are among the 17 hospitals being penalized millions of dollars by Medicare.

12/28/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

Insulin Pen

L.I. Hospital: Reused Insulin Pen Part May Mean Hepatitis, HIV Risk For Patients

The South Nassau Communities Hospital has advised that some patients who received injections from an insulin pen should get tested for hepatitis and HIV.

03/11/2014

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Seen At 11: Stopping The Spread Of Preventable Infections

Deadly and preventable infections have been spreading like wildfire and it hasn’t been limited to schools and offices.

02/10/2014

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Health Officials Find West Nile In Mosquitos On Staten Island

Mosquitos collected in the Eltingville Section of Staten Island are the first in the city to be found carrying the West Nile virus this season.

07/08/2011

Doctor (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Democratic Lawmakers Want Doctor Tie Ban In New York

Some lawmakers in Albany want a state law to prohibit doctors from wearing neckties in hospitals. The proposal cites a study that shows bacteria that could lead to serious infection can be carried on ties and other loose-fitting clothing.

05/04/2011