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The Suffolk County Department of Health Services promotes wellness and protects the public's health and environment.


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Health News

Suffolk County Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task Force

As stated in County Resolution 689, The Suffolk County Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task

Force was created to study the spread of tick and vector-borne related diseases and to develop a comprehensive needs assessment.      

Southold Town Beach & Bay Hill Property Owners Association Beach Are Closed

A beach closure was issued today for Southold Town Beach in Southold and Bay Hill Property Owners Association Beach in Huntington due to elevated bacterial numbers.  West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook and Tanner Park Beach in Copiague are reopened, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

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.

Benjamin Beach Reopened

The beach closure issued for Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore has been lifted, as results of recent samples show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

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

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 29 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected on August 16th, were from locations in Holtsville (4), Rocky Point, Farmingville (2), Port Jefferson Station, Mastic Beach, West Babylon (3), Copiague, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, East Northport, Northport (2), Greenlawn, South Huntington (2), Huntington, Holbrook, Bay Shore (2), Mattituck, Aquebogue, Smithtown and Brookhaven.  To date this year,   175 mosquito samples and twenty-one 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