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Meeting of the Mental Health Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board

Wednesday, January 7, 2015  1:30 p.m.
725 Veterans Memorial Highway (North County Complex), Building C-928
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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 and only human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County in 2014.  The individual, a male over 55 years of age who resides in the Town of Islip, was hospitalized in late August upon experiencing symptoms consistent with West Nile virus.  The patient has since recovered and returned home. 

Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. 

Do you know? Flu viruses spread from person to person through droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Those infected with flu may be able to infect others from one day before until one week after developing symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you fight the flu by taking the following actions:

Suffolk County Officials Encourage Residents to Obtain Flu Immunization

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, are urging all residents who have not yet received this season’s flu immunization to get one as soon as possible. Additionally, they ask those residents who are at high risk for complications from flu to seek medical care promptly if they do experience flu-like symptoms

Board of Health Meeting Scheduled

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will hold a meeting of:

The Board of Health 
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
9:30 a.m.


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