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Learn To Be…Tobacco Free this November

In an effort to assist residents who are gearing up to quit smoking, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is expanding its smoking cessation program throughout Suffolk County during the month of November.  November 21st marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which aims to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Health Commissioner Reports Second Human Case of West Nile Virus this Year

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken reported today that there has been second confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County in 2013.  The individual, who is over 50 years of age and resides in the Town of Brookhaven, became ill in September with symptoms consistent with West Nile virus. The person was hospitalized for about a month and is currently recovering in a rehabilitation facility.

Suffolk County and the Town of Babylon Announce the Graduation of Fourteen Students from the Department of Labor’s Pre Apprenticeship Training Program

Program provides participants training in the building trades and opportunities for permanent employment

Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Commissioner James Tomarken announced today that seven new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on October 2nd and October 3rd from locations in Oakdale and Mattituck. To date this year, 177 mosquito samples and ten birds have tested positive for West Nile virus. No horses and one human case have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year. 

Suffolk County Calls for Water Quality Improvement Projects

All applications must be submitted by October 25, 2013



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