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Vector Control

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Advisory for Suffolk County Beaches to be Lifted at 6 AM, August 12

The Suffolk County Department of Health announced today that the advisory issued Friday, August 10, 2012, against bathing at 67 Beaches will be lifted at 6 a.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012. However, Sayville Marina Park Beach and Sayville Beach are closed to bathing because bacterial numbers from today's samples were found to be in excess of acceptable criteria.

Benjamin Beach Closed

Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced that Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Hauppauge, NY – The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches (list below). The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards resulting from the heavy rain that occurred today will impact these areas.

Twenty-One Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 21 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected between July 31 and August 1, were from locations in Farmingville, Holtsville, Nesconset, West Babylon (4), Northport (2), East Northport, Dix Hills, Bay Shore, Huntington Station, Copiague (2), Port Jefferson Station, Rocky Point, East Setauket and Ridge.  To date this year, 146 mosquito samples and eighteen birds have tested positive for the virus.


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