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New York state Health Department

Westchester Preps For Wuhan Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020
Courtesy of the CDC

The Westchester County Health Department is preparing for any cases of coronavirus amid an outbreak in China. This comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the state’s response to two confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. — in Washington state and Chicago — while investigating four potential cases in New York.

Transmission electron microscopy image of L. pneumophila, responsible for over 90% of Legionnaires' disease cases.
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Legionnaire’s disease has been detected in Albany County.

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Officials say the Northeast is experiencing an alarming shortage of the shingles vaccine that, left unsolved, could spread the painful and harmful virus to many this winter.

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Two batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Westchester.

As flu diagnoses continue to increase across the Northeast, officials are beefing up prevention and care efforts to combat the virus.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner received a grilling from state senators at a hearing this week on whether New York is doing enough to combat tick-borne illnesses.