By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 New York City health officials report thirty rabies positive animals across the five boroughs to date in 2020: 8 raccoons, 1 skunk, and 1 cat from Bronx, 12 raccoons, 1 cat,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New York City health officials are advising healthcare providers to be alert tick-borne diseases (TBDs) as people may be spending more time outdoors than usual in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New York City health officials have reported the first human West Nile virus (WNV) cases of the 2019 season. The four cases were reported from Queens (2), Staten...

The New York City Department of Health issued an tick-borne disease (TBD) advisory today, alerting physicians to be on the alert for patients with TBD. Locally acquired cases of Lyme disease and babesiosis...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Today, both the New York City Department of Health and the NY State Department of Health released updated measles numbers, just following the Centers for Disease Control...

The Asian Longhorned Tick made its appearance in the United States recently and has since been found in a number of states. The emergence of these ticks represent a potential threat for livestock, wildlife,...

New York City health officials recently announced a recently recognized invasive tick species now found in parts of the United States was for the first time in New York City. The tick, Haemaphysalis...

In a follow-up to a report last week of dozens of cats in a Manhattan shelter infected with H7N2 avian influenza, New York City health officials report a confirmed human infection with H7N2 in a veterinarian...

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On Monday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 19, between the hours of 8 A.M. and 8 P.M., wildlife biologists with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cornell University will distribute...

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For the first time this season, the Health Department has detected West Nile virus in New York City mosquitoes. The infected mosquitoes were collected from the neighborhoods of Glen Oaks in Queens and...