Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Monkeypox, Another Shark Bite

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First Case of Monkeypox on Long Island Confirmed

The first case of monkeypox on Long Island was confirmed Friday in a patient who is now isolating at home in Suffolk County, the Suffolk County Health Department said.

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Shark Bites Another Fire Island Lifeguard, Officials Say

A second lifeguard on Fire Island may have suffered a shark bite in four days on Thursday — the third apparent shark attack on Long Island in a week, officials said.

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The beach at Smith Point County Park, looking east.Photo by Mr.TinDC

Shark Bites Smith Point Lifeguard

A shark bit a Smith Point County Park lifeguard on Sunday morning, prompting Suffolk County officials to temporarily halt swimming at that beach and neighboring Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton Beach, officials said.

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Newscaster Elisa DiStefano Leaving News 12 Long Island

Elisa DiStefano, the familiar face of lifestyle and entertainment coverage at News 12 Long Island, has announced she is leaving the station after 17 years on the job.

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Nassau County police Marine Bureau officers are performing shark patrols. (Photo by Kevin Kane)

Possible Shark Bite at Jones Beach Reported

A 37-year-old man swimming in the Atlantic Ocean at Jones Beach State Park on Thursday afternoon suffered an injury consistent with a “possible shark bite,” Nassau County police said.

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