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Health Services News

Vector Control

  • 25 July 2012
  • Number of views: 226
  • Categories: Health
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.

Southaven County Park Closes to Nighttime Activities

  • 25 July 2012
  • Number of views: 215
  • Categories: Health

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk Health Commissioner James Tomarken and Parks Commissioner Greg Dawson have taken the precautionary measure of closing Southaven County Park in Shirley to nighttime activities following news that a mosquito sample collected in the park on July 10th tested positive for West Nile virus. An additional mosquito sample collected in Farmingville on July 10th tested positive for West Nile virus.

Vector Control

  • 24 July 2012
  • Number of views: 243
  • Categories: Health
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.

Fifteen Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive

  • 24 July 2012
  • Number of views: 256
  • Categories: Health
Please note: The Department of Health Services learned today that one sample that had tested positive for West Nile virus was taken from Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown and NOT from Southampton, as reported below. To date, there have been NO samples taken from Southampton that have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Blydenburgh County Park Closes to Nighttime Activities Following Confirmation of a West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample

  • 24 July 2012
  • Number of views: 234
  • Categories: Health

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk Health Commissioner James Tomarken and Parks Commissioner Greg Dawson have taken the precautionary measure of closing Blydenburgh County Park to nighttime activities following the news that a mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus. The park will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. and all activities during those hours will be suspended. The Department of Health Services will continue mosquito surveillance at the park and will work closely with the Parks Department to determine if and when nighttime activities may resume.

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