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Health News

Benjamin Beach Reopened

  • 20 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health

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

  • 17 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health

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.

West Meadow Beach Closed

  • 17 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, says today that West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Vector Control Pesticide Management Committee Meeting Scheduled

  • 16 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health
The Vector Control Pesticide Management Committee is composed of various county and non-county members who are charged with reviewing emerging literature on potential impacts of vector control pesticides and evaluating pesticide reduction alternatives in regard to vector control activities.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 11 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 16 August 2012
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  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at the 11 beaches listed below.  The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from yesterday’s heavy rain, will impact these areas.


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