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Thirty-One Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that 31 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. 

County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 64Beaches

Due to the heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Suffolk Health Commissioner Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus this Year

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken reported today the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year.  The individual, a male over 55 years of age who resides in the Town of Islip, was admitted to a local hospital in late August upon experiencing symptoms consistent with West Nile virus.  The patient remains in the hospital at this time.  

Wading River Beach Closed to Bathing

Wading River Beach, in the Town of Riverhead, is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Aerial Larvicide Notice

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. 

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

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

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901