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Zika virus

Riverhead infectious disease specialist says Zika epidemic in U.S. is unlikely

Zika virus, which has swept through South and Central Americas and has been reported in every state in the continental U.S. except Wyoming, is not likely to reach epidemic proportions in North America, according to Riverhead infectious disease specialist Dr. Sandeep Gandhi.

Zika virus update: a community presentation

Worried about Zika virus? Learn the latest updates at the talk by an infectious disease specialist at PBMC.
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Suffolk health official announces more West Nile-positive mosquito samples, advises early closing of three parks

Suffolk County health officials are advising three parks to suspend all activities between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. due to the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes. The virus also turned up in 17 other locations across the county.
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Nineteen more mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk

Local health officials are warning residents to eliminate all standing water around their homes.

N.Y. officials announce plan to combat Zika across downstate region

State officials have announced a six-step action plan to combat potential transmission of the Zika virus in communities across New York State, where 49...

Suffolk health commissioner issues Zika advisory to students planning spring break travel to affected areas

College students planning to travel to Zika-affected areas during spring break are urged to take precautions to avoid contracting, transmitting the virus.