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Health News

Five Beaches Close in Suffolk County

  • 13 June 2013
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The Suffolk County Department of Health Services today closed the following beaches to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Extended Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 12 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 12 June 2013
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Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred Monday, June 10, 2013 and Tuesday, June 11, 2013, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is extending an advisory against bathing at 12 beaches. (See attached list.)

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

  • 10 June 2013
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Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches due to the heavy rainfall that is occurring today (6/7/13) and forecasted to continue throughout the weekend. Among the beaches are those located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (See attached list.).

Aerial Larvicide Notice

  • 10 June 2013
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The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, treatment will be continued on the next suitable day.

Suffolk County Activates West Nile Hotline

  • 7 June 2013
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County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken announced today the activation of the West Nile hotline as part of a continuing effort to detect and prevent the spread of West Nile virus in the county. West Nile virus infects birds and is spread to humans by mosquitoes that feed on infected birds and then humans.
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