After mussels collected from Meetinghouse Creek in Riverhead tested positive for a marine biotoxin, the Suffolk County Health Department issued a warning to avoid harvesting and eating shellfish and carnivorous gastropods in both Meetinghouse Creek and Terry Creek until further notice.
A $75,000 federal pass-through grant administered by the state health department will help Suffolk County fund a new training program for first responders on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. READ
A mosquito sample collected in Jamesport tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Suffolk County Health Department. READ
With the flu running rampant, Suffolk County will offer free influenza immunizations at Riverhead Free Library on Tuesday and is urging all residents who have not already gotten the shot to get one. READ
This year’s harsh flu season, with a significant increase in reported cases nationwide over previous years, has not spared the North Fork. READ
UPDATE (Aug. 31): The New York State Department of Health has informed Suffolk County health officials that two additional mosquito samples taken from Manorville have tested positive for the virus known as “Triple E.” READ
A mosquito sample in Aquebogue tested positive for West Nile virus, the Suffolk County Health Department announced today. In total, 19 samples tested positive across the county July 27 to July 28. READ
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed Laurel Lake is safe for swimming.