Suffolk County Department of Health

Drinking water (Photo: CBS2)

Report: Increased Nitrogen Levels Threatening Suffolk County Water Supplies

There is a looming water crisis on Long Island. A new report says excessive lawn watering and pesticide runoff from homes is threatening drinking water, bays and harbors.

05/04/2015

Parks across Long Island have been closed because of mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile Virus. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island On Alert After High Number Of Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Long Island is on alert after reports that historically high numbers of mosquitoes are testing positive for the dangerous and deadly West Nile Virus.

07/27/2012

FILE - A doctor examines chest x-rays of patients infected with tuberculosis (credit: AP)

Health Officials To Hold TB Information Session At Commack High School

Health department officials in Suffolk County will be holding an information session about tuberculosis after someone at Commack High School was diagnosed with TB.

10/13/2011

FILE - Chest x-ray of a patient infected with tuberculosis (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Commack High School Reports Tuberculosis Case

Officials at Commack High School on Long Island say someone associated with the school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

10/11/2011