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Health News

Third Human Case of West Nile Virus

  • 18 September 2012
  • Number of views: 602
  • Categories: Health

Great River, NY – Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James L. Tomarken said today that the New York State Department of Health has confirmed a human case of West Nile virus, the third human case in Suffolk County this year.  The individual, who is over 55 years of age and from the Town of Islip, was hospitalized in August with symptoms consistent with West Nile virus. The patient is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

Seven Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

  • 17 September 2012
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  • Categories: Health

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that seven additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected between September 6 and 7, were from locations in Amagansett, East Northport, Nesconset, Ridge, Manorville, Selden and Southold.   To date this year, 208 mosquito samples and a total of 38 birds have tested positive for the virus.

LEICC Meeting Scheduled

  • 14 September 2012
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  • Categories: Health
The mission of the Early Intervention Program is to enable the County’s infants and toddlers under the age of three, who are disabled, developmentally delayed or at risk for disability and their families to access an appropriate array of services and supports to maximize his/her potential within the family and community.

Oversight Committee Meeting Scheduled

  • 14 September 2012
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  • Categories: Health

The John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility Oversight Committee was formed as a result of Introductory Resolution 1971- 2008, for the purpose of achieving cost efficiencies and enhanced revenues at the

John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility.  The committee is composed of representatives from the Suffolk County Executive’s Budget Office, the Department of Health Services, the legislature and a representative of the employees of the skilled nursing facility.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health Center Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled

  • 12 September 2012
  • Number of views: 602
  • Categories: Health

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the Commissioner of Health Services, through the Division of Patient Care Services Administration, on matters relating to the operation of the

health center.  The meeting is open to the public.  Guests are asked to call in advance.

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100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901