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Health Commissioner Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus this year

  • 25 September 2013
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Great River, NY – Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken reported today the first human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County in 2013.  The individual, who is over 50 years of age and resides in the Town of Brookhaven, was hospitalized for five days at a local hospital in late August upon experiencing symptoms consistent with West Nile virus.  The patient has recovered and is now at home. 

More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

  • 23 September 2013
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Commissioner James Tomarken announced today that 10 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected between September 11th  and September 12th from locations in Huntington (1), East Northport (3), Copiague (1), Northport (1), Greenlawn (1), Huntington Station (1), Port Jefferson Station (1) and Nesconset (1). To date this year, 168 mosquito samples and ten birds have tested positive for West Nile virus. No horses and one (1) human case have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year. 

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee* of the Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board

  • 23 September 2013
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The mission of the Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is to enable persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse and their families to access an appropriate array of services and supports to maximize an individual’s potential within the family and community.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Services Advisory Board

  • 23 September 2013
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  • Categories: Health

The mission of the Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is to enable persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse and their families to access an appropriate array of services and supports to maximize an individual’s potential within the family and community.

Upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Education Seminars

  • 17 September 2013
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  • Categories: Health
James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that the Department of Health Services, in collaboration with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, will hold diabetes seminars starting in October for county residents in the communities of Patchogue, Shirley and Copiague.
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