Health Services

Diseases & Illness

Diseases & Illness

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services often receives inquiries from the public and the media about a variety of diseases. Physicians, hospitals, and the public may report suspected communicable disease cases or call with questions related to disease to staff within the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control.  Clinical staff can be reached at 631-854-0333 during business hours and for after-hours emergencies at 631-852-4820.  Frequently asked questions concern West Nile virus, Lyme Disease, MRSA, pertussis and Tuberculosis. To assist residents in finding information, the department has listed trusted sources of information on these conditions.

 


Rabies

Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/


Animal Bites

Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov


Lyme Disease 

Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control

Arthropod-borne Diseases (Mosquitos, Ticks & Bed Bugs)

http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/


West Nile Disease 

Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control

http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/

http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/


Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/


MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control 

http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/staphylococcus_aureus/methicillin_resistant/

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ 


Tuberculosis

Bureau of Chest Diseases

http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/tuberculosis/fact_sheet.htm

For information on other diseases, virus and conditions, visit:

http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/

http://www.cdc.gov/tb/


Syphilis

For information visit:

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3807/