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Health News

Mosquito Spraying

  • 16 June 2014
  • Number of views: 401
  • Categories: Health
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, it will be continued the next suitable day.

Beaches in Huntington, Babylon and Islip Close to Bathing

  • 16 June 2014
  • Number of views: 426
  • Categories: Health

According to Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

Cyanobacteria Blooms Occurring in Mattituck, Southampton and Montauk

  • 10 June 2014
  • Number of views: 392
  • Categories: Health

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Maratooka in Mattituck, Lake Agawam in Southampton and Big Reed Pond in Montauk. Due to the finding of high levels of toxic cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue–green algae, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.

Mosquito Spraying

  • 9 June 2014
  • Number of views: 366
  • Categories: Health
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, it will be continued the next suitable day.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 49 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 5 June 2014
  • Number of views: 427
  • Categories: Health

Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 49 beaches. (See list below.) The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will impact these areas.

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