CBS2′s Maurice DuBois sat down with Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner, to discuss Ebola concerns in New York City.
Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, became the city’s first Ebola patient on Thursday.
Federal officials will be in New York City Tuesday with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus.
While Malloy said the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is “very low,” he also said the state Department of Public Health has requested Connecticut hospitals to complete detailed checklists.
Rooms at Bellevue Hospital Center are being prepped to handle patients with the potentially deadly illness, and information posters have been sent to emergency rooms across 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.”
At approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control was notified of a flight from Abu Dhabi into Kennedy International Airport with a sick passenger on board, Port Authority said.
The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.
Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.