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Benjamin Beach Closed

  • 13 August 2012
  • Number of views: 399
  • Categories: Health
Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced that Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 10 August 2012
  • Number of views: 417
  • Categories: Health

Hauppauge, NY – The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches (list below). The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards resulting from the heavy rain that occurred today will impact these areas.

Twenty-One Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

  • 10 August 2012
  • Number of views: 366
  • Categories: Health

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 21 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected between July 31 and August 1, were from locations in Farmingville, Holtsville, Nesconset, West Babylon (4), Northport (2), East Northport, Dix Hills, Bay Shore, Huntington Station, Copiague (2), Port Jefferson Station, Rocky Point, East Setauket and Ridge.  To date this year, 146 mosquito samples and eighteen birds have tested positive for the virus.

Vector Control

  • 9 August 2012
  • Number of views: 376
  • Categories: Health
Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Peconic Dunes Camp Beach (on Great Pond) Closed Tanner Park Beach Remains Closed Steers Beach Reopened

  • 9 August 2012
  • Number of views: 421
  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that Peconic Dunes Camp Beach (on Great Pond) in Peconic is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

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