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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

More than 100 students, parents, and faculty from Rye High School fell ill with a suspected Norovirus at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison. (Credit: CBS 2)

Norovirus Blamed For More Than 100 Illnesses Following Dinner At Willow Ridge Country Club

Every one of the more than 100 students and teachers from Rye High School who fell ill after attending a dinner at the Willow Ridge Country Club are expected to recover.

05/10/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Keeps An Eye On Bronx, Manhattan Measles Outbreak

So far, 16 cases have been identified including 9 children and 7 adults, officials said. Four people have been hospitalized.

03/08/2014

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New ‘Ransomware’ Virus Poses As The FBI, Tricks Victims Into Paying Phony Fine

A hot new scam is sweeping the internet, it locks up your computer and demand $200 to fix the problem. The virus has left some web surfers feeling tentative about using their computers.

09/27/2012

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Ex-Butler Sentenced To 20 Years For Extorting Former Boss

A former butler has been sentenced to 20 years for trying to extort millions from his boss during an elaborate hostage situation in April 2007.

08/17/2012

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Ask Asa: Protecting Your Computer From The Doomsday Program

Federal investigators recently told CBS 2′s Asa Aarons that a dangerous program that has been set loose on the Internet could be waiting to pounce on hard drives around America.

04/24/2012

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FBI: Some Americans Could Lose Internet Access In July

For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

04/21/2012

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New York State Troopers: Beware Email Pretending To Be Ticket

Here’s a warning from New York state troopers: If you get a speeding ticket by email, just delete it. State police said the email hoax has been circulating around the country.

07/07/2011

Latest Measles Cases Prompt Health Department To Issue Alert To Doctors

There have been three more cases of measles confirmed in New York City. The new cases bring the number of people who have come down with the disease since January to 13.

06/08/2011

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Deadly Dog Virus Hits New Jersey Animal Shelters

Shelters in Clifton and Passaic reported several cases of canine parvovirus in the past two weeks, but officials said the problem was now under control.

03/25/2011

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A Guide To Kids’ Colds And Allergies In NYC

It’s that time of year again—the time when kids go back to school and show us how well they share (by doing so with their germs).

CBS New York–10/20/2010

These individuals, Eastern European Cyber Criminals, are wanted on a variety of federal charges stemming from criminal activities (Photo/FBI)

Dozens In NYC Charged In Computer Virus Scam

The scheme relied on individuals who were known as “money mules” in the United States to actually steal money, the FBI said.

09/30/2010

Cases of West Nile continue to turn up on Long Island.

Queens, L.I. To Spray For Mosquitos Tuesday Night

Mosquito spraying was scheduled for parts of New York Tuesday night to reduce the threat of the West Nile virus.

CBS 2–08/10/2010

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N.Y. Has 1st Human West Nile Case This Year

NEW YORK (AP) ― Health officials say a 66-year-old Long Island resident has the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in New York state this year.

07/28/2010