Health

CDC: New restrictions for those at high Ebola risk

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. … Full Article

Cuomo, Christie stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volun … Full Article

March for LICH draws chanting crowd to Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn

Many carried signs and some carried canes: A crowd of Brooklyn residents and officials marched down Atlantic Avenue on Sunday to rally for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill.  … Full Article

Going further than NYC, Cuomo & Christie announce mandatory Ebola quarantines

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie late Friday afternoon announced a mandatory quarantine for any person who had direct contact with someone infected with the Ebola virus while in one of the three West African nations (Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea). … Full Article
EBOLA SCREENING MEASURES TIGHTENED IN NY

Officials: Travelers from West Africa to be screened for Ebola after arriving in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and health officials said at a press conference in Brooklyn on Friday the CDC had updated screening protocols for travelers to New York City from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, following the diagnosis of Dr. … Full Article

March to protest sale of LICH set for Sunday in Brooklyn

A march and rally to protest the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to developer Fortis Property Group is planned for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.  … Full Article

Three quarantined after NYC's first confirmed Ebola case

Officials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. … Full Article

Doctor being tested for Ebola in New York City

A doctor who had been to West Africa was being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. … Full Article
DON'T BE SCARED OF EBOLA, BE EDUCATED

Health officials reassure Brooklyn residents about Ebola

Health officials worked to defuse panic and misperceptions about Ebola and Enterovirus D68 at a Borough Hall town hall in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The forum was sponsored by Borough President Eric Adams. … Full Article

New York health workers get Ebola education

Some 5,000 New York health-care workers gathered Tuesday for a step-by-step demonstration of new protocols for treating Ebola patients from city, state and federal health officials. … Full Article

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