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Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Suffolk County Health Department Backs Raising To Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

Just days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, a similar effort has launched in Suffolk County.

11/21/2013

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (file/credit: Getty Images)

New York State’s First Known Dengue Fever Infection Found On Long Island

A Long Island man was hospitalized in September with dengue virus, believed to be contracted locally, Suffolk County health officials said Wednesday.

11/20/2013

East Islip High School (Credit: CBS 2)

Senior’s Death From Bacterial Meningitis Stuns East Islip High School

She was days from graduation and set to attend Molloy College to pursue a medical career. Instead, a 17-year-old high school senior on Long Island succumbed to a rare disease, and her classmates are worried that bacterial meningitis may be contagious.

06/18/2012

Eye on New York: Whooping Cough

Eye On New York: On The Whooping Cough

In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2′s Emily Smith reports on the infection’s rise and Dana Tyler speaks with Dr. Jane Zucker, the New York City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for Immunization, about what you can do to protect your children.

12/04/2011

A woman is vaccinated against whooping cough (file / credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads On Long Island; More Than 200 Cases Reported

An alarming rise in a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough has prompted a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.

11/29/2011