By: Candess Zona Mendola of MakeFoodSafe.com The NYC Department of Health has announced a new Legionnaires’ disease outbreak of illnesses linked to a building in the Bronx. Two residents of the 10 Richman...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) reports statewide, including New York City, there have been over 450 cases of invasive group A streptococcal infections reported during...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 A new study has demonstrated that rats are susceptible to infection with Alpha, Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 and wild rats in the New York City municipal sewer systems...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have reported two human West Nile virus (WNV) to date, one each from Brooklyn and Queens. Both patients were hospitalized...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 A case of poliovirus with acute flaccid paralysis was confirmed in an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County, New York last month. The Rockland County case is a case of vaccine-derived...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 New York City (NYC) health officials are reporting 639 monkeypox cases (tested positive for orthopoxvirus/monkeypox) through today. Cases in NYC are increasing, and there are likely...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 As of July 8, 160 people in New York City have tested positive for orthopoxvirus. All cases are likely monkeypox, according to city health officials. Most of these people have had...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 According to the New York City Department of Health, as of July 5, 111 people in the city have tested positive for orthopoxvirus. All cases are likely monkeypox. Most of these people...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The New York City Health Department reports today that 30 people in New York City have tested positive for orthopoxvirus. All cases are likely monkeypox. Most of these people have...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the Legionnaires’ disease cluster in the Highbridge area of the Bronx, the New York City Health Department reports the cluster is over and the investigation is...