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LI Veterans test positive for potentially fatal parasite

At least five Vietnam War combat veterans on Long Island who participated in a 50-person test for liver fluke have tested positive for the potentially fatal waterborne parasites, according to interviews and documentation provided by participants in the study. Four of the survey participants, all of them patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Northport, said they know of at least nine others who participated in the study who have tested positive. (Credit: Randee Daddona)


It will be sunny and chilly Monday on Long Island forecast: Snow on first day of spring? New York politicians, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mayor to pro-gun-control walkout: 'I appreciate you’ Twenty-five people were sickened with carbon monoxide poisoning Cops: CO poisoning at LI barbecue Thousands gathered along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on New York City celebrates St. Patrick's Day Rep. Thomas Suozzi's head was shaved during the Watch Rep. Suozzi get head shaved for St. Baldrick's The Greater Patchogue Foundation held its St. Patrick's Patchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018 In Huntington, organizers of a rally set for LI students mobilize in the shadow of gun violence Patchogue's Meg Gabel, 17, got her head shaved LI teen gets head shaved in memory of late friend St. James on Saturday, March 17, 2018, hosted its St. Patrick's Day Parade brings friends, family together Gateway Development Corporation chairman Steven Cohen and Gateway Gateway officials optimistic about project Will Nicholas, Tesla senior manager for policy and Tesla confirms Smithtown site The Long Island Rail Road suspended train service in LIRR: Service suspended on multiple branches Vietnam veteran Robert Fabula received an honorary high school Vietnam veteran gets high school diploma 51 years later Members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the 106th Rescue Wing members killed in Iraq helicopter crash Walter Ramsey, third from the left, served as Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick's Day parade 2018 Opponents of a proposal for a 1,365-unit luxury Opponents of a proposed 1,365-unit apartment complex in Sayville voice their concerns Yvonne Fleming, the first patient to undergo a LI’s first heart transplant patient meets public Numerous youth baseball organizations joined Nassau County Legis. Steve Republicans move to block parks fees in Nassau A parent displayed a closed pocket knife during Man displays pocket knife during meeting about school safety At the Mentor New York annual conferenceon Thursday, March, Curran touts the benefits of mentoring Owner and chef, Peter Mistretta, from Perennial in Famous fusilli at Perennial Dozens gathered at Huntington Town Hall at a Vigil honors ex-Long Islander killed in Florida school shooting Students in districts across Long Island walked out Students across Long Island participate in nationwide walkout During opening statements, on Wednesday March, 14, 2018, Edward Mangano ‘sold himself’ to Singh, prosecutors say Preservationists and community leaders are fighting to save Community leaders hoping to save historic Oyster Bay drug store Two Central Islip volunteer firefighters were arrested and Cops: Volunteer firefighters charged with arson Suffolk County officials discuss a collision on Tuesday, March Cop seriously hurt in crash with stolen vehicle, officials say Steve Coffey, attorney for Steven Aiello, who was Percoco co-defendants' attorneys speak after verdict A winter weather advisory was in effect for Nassau expected to see 3 to 6 inches of snow