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Board of Health Meeting Scheduled

In the event that a quorum cannot be achieved, the Board of Health meeting will be canceled.  It is advisable to call 631-854-0100 the day of the meeting to find out if the meeting will take place.

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Suffolk County Disease Intervention Specialists Receive State Recognition

Great River, NY—Commissioner of Health Services James L. Tomarken this week presented Suffolk County’s Disease Intervention Specialists with certificates of recognition from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). 

Fifth Human Case of West Nile Virus

Great River, NY – Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James L. Tomarken confirmed today a fifth human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year.  The individual, who is under 55 years of age, resides in Babylon.  The patient was admitted to the hospitalized in early October and displayed symptoms consistent with West Nile virus. The patient has been discharged


Due to continuing problems associated with Hurricane Sandy and today’s storm, it has been decided to cancel the meeting of the Suffolk County Pesticide Community Advisory Committee scheduled for tomorrow, November 8th.  Notification of the rescheduled meeting will be forthcoming.

Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board Subcommittee Meetings Canceled

Taking into consideration the continuing efforts being made to recover from Hurricane Sandy and the additional problems brought about by the gas shortage, it has been decided that it is advisable to cancel the following meetings:


Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee – Wednesday, November 7th

Mental Health Subcommittee – Wednesday, November 7th

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee Meeting – Thursday, November 8th


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