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Dr. Ashwin Vasan said his symptoms are mild and he is isolating at home.

Twenty-eight others were hospitalized as a result of the spread first detected in May.

The effort, which will target uninhabited marshland, is meant to contain the spread of the West Nile virus, which was detected in record-breaking quantities last summer.

Four people are currently hospitalized with the disease.

The development follows a presumptive positive reported by the city health department Friday

“New York City dogs are at high risk [for leptospirosis] because of the rat population,” one local vet told WNYC/Gothamist. “Anywhere there’s runoff, you’re at risk.”

Adams’ administration will keep the mandate in place for private-sector workers, embracing a policy first put into place Monday by Bill de Blasio.

A former senior health official says Commissioner Howard Zucker contributed to “an environment of fear,” but some say he deserves a second chance.

“To set the record straight, this was not a resignation in protest."

Dr. Barbot's relationship with Mayor de Blasio had reportedly been rocky, with the mayor stripping the health department of contact tracing duties.