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Vector Control - 7/30/2012 Cancelled

  • 31 July 2012
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The aerial spray scheduled for July 30, in West Babylon, Lindenhurst, Copiague and Amityville was cancelled due to operational difficulties. The spray will be rescheduled at a later date and the usual public notice will be made.

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Closed

  • 31 July 2012
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James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club beach, in Cold Spring Harbor is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Health commissioner asks residents to eliminate stagnant water near homes

  • 30 July 2012
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Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 25 additional mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected on July 17th, were from locations in Rocky Point (1),  Ridge (1), Mastic Beach (1), Farmingville (4), East Setauket (4), West Babylon (4), Copiague (2) North Babylon (2), East Northport (4), and Huntington Station(2).

Vector Control

  • 30 July 2012
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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.

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

  • 30 July 2012
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Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 22 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected between July 17 and July 20, were from locations in Northport (4), South Huntington, Huntington, Holbrook, Bay Shore (2), Gardiner Park in Islip, Brentwood (2), Blydenburgh Park in Smithtown (1), Southampton (2), Holtsville (2), Yaphank, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Southold, and Mastic Beach.  To date this year, 79 mosquito samples -- all Culex pipiens-restuans -- and eight birds have tested positive for the virus.

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