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Suffolk County Commissioner of
Health Services James Tomarken reported today that there has been fourth
confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County in 2013. A male from the Town of Smithtown who
is over 50 years of age was ill with fever, chills, and fatigue in September.
He was never hospitalized and has recovered.
In an effort to assist residents who are gearing up to quit smoking, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is expanding its smoking cessation program throughout Suffolk County during the month of November. November 21st marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which aims to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
Commissioner James Tomarken announced today that seven new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on October 2nd and October 3rd from locations in Oakdale and Mattituck. To date this year, 177 mosquito samples and ten birds have tested positive for West Nile virus. No horses and one human case have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year.