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Cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have been confirmed in 15 states. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: First US-Contracted Chikungunya Cases Confirmed

Chikungunya virus is not usually deadly. Symptoms include fever and joint pain, as well as muscle aches, headaches, joint swelling and rash.

07/18/2014

Mosquito Bite (credit: CBS 2)

West Nile Virus Forces Partial Closure Of Smithtown Park

Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

07/24/2012

FILE - A doctor examines chest x-rays of patients infected with tuberculosis (credit: AP)

Health Officials To Hold TB Information Session At Commack High School

Health department officials in Suffolk County will be holding an information session about tuberculosis after someone at Commack High School was diagnosed with TB.

10/13/2011