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Health Services News

Forty-Six Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

  • 3 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 46 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected between July 24 and July 28, were from locations in Holtsville, Huntington Station, North Babylon, Yaphank (2), Rocky Point, East Northport, Northport (2), Farmingville (3), Copiague (4), Port Jefferson Station (2), West Islip (2), South Huntington, Lindenhurst (3), West Babylon (11), East Setauket (2), Ridge (2), Brentwood (2), Dix Hills, Nesconset (2), Mattituck and Greenlawn.  To date this year, 125 mosquito samples -- all Culex pipiens-restuans -- and thirteen birds have tested positive for the virus.

Board of Health Meeting

  • 2 August 2012
  • Number of views: 204
  • Categories: Health
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

Vector Control

  • 1 August 2012
  • Number of views: 233
  • 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.

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Reopened

  • 1 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD, MSW, MPH, MBA, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that the beach closure issued for Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

Vector Control

  • 31 July 2012
  • Number of views: 238
  • 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.
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100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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County Road 51
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