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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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Together, the County Departments of Health and hospitals throughout Long Island will use the results of this survey and other information to help target health programs in your community.

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Health News

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.

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.

Peconic Dunes Camp Beach (on Great Pond) Closed Tanner Park Beach Remains Closed Steers Beach Reopened

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that Peconic Dunes Camp Beach (on Great Pond) in Peconic is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Vector Control

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes to control mosquito larvae Thursday, August 9, 2012, by helicopter. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued the next suitable day.

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