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New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett (credit: CBS2)

Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett Discusses Ebola In NYC

CBS2’s Maurice DuBois sat down with Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner, to discuss Ebola concerns in New York City.

11/02/2014

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett speaks at a press conference next to Mayor Bill de Blasio October 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kena betancur/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘No Cause For Alarm’ After First Ebola Case Confirmed In NYC

Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, became the city’s first Ebola patient on Thursday.

10/24/2014

Barbara Smith (L), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor and member of the CDC's Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the Ebola virus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Massive Ebola Training Session Held At Javits Center As CDC Releases Revised Gear Guidelines

Federal officials will be in New York City Tuesday with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

10/21/2014

A man dressed in protective hazmat clothing treats the front porch of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

CDC Urges All US Hospitals To ‘Think Ebola’

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.

10/13/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Dannel Malloy: Connecticut Hospitals Ready To Treat Ebola

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.

10/02/2014

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Health Officials: NYC Ready If Ebola Reaches City

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.

10/01/2014

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

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CDC: No Infectious Disease Risk Found In Sick Passenger Aboard JFK-Bound Flight

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.

08/05/2014

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

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014