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Suffolk Health Commissioner Reports Human Cases of West Nile Virus

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Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken today reported two cases of West Nile virus, the first cases reported in Suffolk County this season. Both individuals are over the age of 50 and live in the Town of Islip.
The first individual developed symptoms in mid-August and was hospitalized for several days before being […]

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Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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The New York State Department of Health has informed Suffolk County health officials that 11 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, 10 of Culex pipiens-restuans species and one of the Culex salinarius species, were collected on September 4 and September 5 from West Babylon (1), West Islip (1), Oakdale (1), Holtsville (1), Mattituck (1), […]

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HUNTINGTON COMMUNITY FIRST AID SQUAD RECOGNIZED FOR TWO CPR SAVES

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At the September meeting of the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Service Council (SUFFOLK REMSCO), two crews of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad (HCFAS) were recognized for saving the lives of two Huntington residents when they suffered sudden cardiac arrest. The first call came in on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for a 63 year old […]

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Andre Sorrentino Donates AED to Huntington American Legion Post #360

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Andre Sorrentino and his family donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Huntington American Legion Post #360 veterans organization in August 2019.
Andre Sorrentino, co-founder of the Sorrentino Family Turkey Drive, which donated 2,660 turkeys to local families in need for the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday, has donated an automated external defibrillator (AED), valued at approximately […]

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Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Management Plan

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Suffolk County will convene two public hearings to receive comments on the implementation of a wastewater management strategy based on the recommendations presented in the Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Management Plan and the changes to the Suffolk County Sanitary code required to implement these recommendations. The goal of the Subwatersheds Wastewater Management Plan is to […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING NY CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS TRAINING CLASSES

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September is Dedicated as National Preparedness Month
 
Suffolk County today announced a number of upcoming Citizen Preparedness Training Classes for County residents throughout August and September, 2019. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program, established in 2014under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, provides residents with the tools and resources necessary to prepare for any type of disaster, to […]

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Suffolk County Offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

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The Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Town of Islip will offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookwood Hall located at 50 Irish Lane in East Islip, NY. Although the clinic is available to all county residents, the […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION CLASSES

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Trainings Will Be Conducted in All 10 Towns Across Suffolk County During September
 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the County has scheduled an Opioid Overdose Prevention Class in each town during the month of September. The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid […]

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Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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Suffolk Health Commissioner asks state for confirmation of declaration of Imminent Threat to Public Health
Eight Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus
 
The New York State Department of Health informed Suffolk County health officials today that a mosquito sample tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, also referred to as EEE or Triple […]

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Ozone Health Advisory for Thursday, August 22, 2019

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an ozone health advisory for Thursday, August 22, 2019, for Long Island and the Metropolitan region.
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart […]

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