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George F. Wagner, Chief of Staff/Director of Public Safety
Karen B. DeMarco, Department Head/County Health Officer


908-788-1351
health@co.hunterdon.nj.us

314 State Route 12
County Complex, Building #1
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900


 
Hunterdon County Department of Health

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HUNTERDON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

NEWS & EVENTS:

Hunterdon County Health Department Novel Coronovirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/coronavirus.html

Residential Bulk Drop Off On Saturdays In Hunterdon County Is Cancelled Until At Least May

Hunterdon County’s Division of Solid Waste has announced that the Saturday residential bulk waste drop off at the County Transfer Station on Petticoat Lane in Clinton Township, is presently closed until at least May, due to the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Orders. READ MORE...

Hunterdon County Mosquito And Vector Control Division Recognized By State For ‘Great Results’

This past December, Hunterdon County’s Mosquito and Vector Control Division (HCMVDC) was recognized for efficiency, having well-trained staff, and being effective by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), after a review of the HCMVDCs report outlining work completed in 2019 and plans for the upcoming 2020 year.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director and Department of Health Liaison, Susan J. Soloway, said, “This report confirms what we already knew: our Department Of Health’s Vector Division is both well prepared and well equipped. Tadhgh and the staff are educated and qualified, offering tools and services to other counties and towns when needed, making Hunterdon’s Vector Division a model for the state to follow.” READ MORE...

River CleanupThe Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Seasonal Influenza: 
What Hunterdon County Residents Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials continue to closely monitor an outbreak of 2019-nCoV in Wuhan City, China that began in December 2019.  Currently, the virus sickened 5 individuals in the U.S. with a travel history to Wuhan, China.    Although we are still learning about the virus, symptoms include flu-like symptoms including a fever, cough and congestion. Some patients – particularly the elderly and others with other chronic health conditions – may develop a severe form of pneumonia.   The Coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation, and for the most up to date case count information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.

Based on current information regarding Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease transmission, individuals at risk for developing infection are those with a history of travel to Wuhan, China or those who have direct contact with someone with Coronavirus.   The immediate health risk from the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus to the general public in the United States is considered low at this time.  Currently, prevention and control measures are being implemented to reduce the risk of disease transmission.  These measures include health screenings at major airports in the US for people traveling from Wuhan. In China, travel restrictions are in effect, with no direct flights to Wuhan. READ MORE...

 

River CleanupHunterdon River Clean Up Protects Water Quality And Yields Some Strange Items

The Hunterdon County Health Department’s annual Clean Communities River Cleanup, held on September 21st, yielded nearly sixty bags of trash and recycling, including a suit and a pair of shoes, Freeholder Sue Soloway reported at the December 17th Freeholder Board meeting.

Soloway, the Board’s liaison for the Health Department, reported, “The cleanup program is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Clean Communities Coalition, which is dedicated to litter and river clean-up projects. The event coincides with the International Coastal Cleanup, and is held in coordination with Delaware Township, the DNR Canal, and West Amwell Township.” READ MORE...

rabies alert

Health Department and Parks Department Issues Public Alert after Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies
(10/31/2019)

The Hunterdon County Health Department and Parks Department are issuing an alert to residents after a coyote tested positive for Rabies at the Point Mountain Reserve, Hunterdon County Park in Lebanon Township, New Jersey. The County is working in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Warren County Health Department and Hunterdon County Animal Control Officers. READ MORE...

 

Clean Communities GrantHunterdon County Prosecutor and Hunterdon County Department of Helth Warn the Public About the Dangers of Vaping

Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams, Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, and Hunterdon County Health Department Director Karen B. DeMarco are issuing a public service announcement to warn the public about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. READ MORE...

  ADDITIONAL NEWS AND RESOURCES ON THE DANGERS OF VAPING

Clean Communities Grant

Volunteer Hunterdon Medical Reserve Corps Adds To Emergency Preparedness For County

The Hunterdon County Health Department’s citizen based Medical Reserve Corps is a key added component of the County emergency preparedness program, Freeholder Sue Soloway, the Board’s liaison for the Health Department, reported at a recent Freeholder meeting.

Soloway stated. “As we recognize September as Emergency Preparedness Month, I believe it is important to recognize the Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a group comprised of residents who are both medically-trained and non-medical volunteers, who add to the reach and depth of the County’s ability to respond to health emergencies.” READ MORE...

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Clean Communities GrantHealth Department Warns about Increase in Rabies - July 25, 2019

PBS 39 News report by Erica Andrews

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Hunterdon Health Department: Rabies Protection Steps

Flemington - The Hunterdon County Health Department reports an increase in the number of positive rabies cases in wildlife animals this summer and reminds residents to avoid contact with stray or wild animals. From January 1- July 10, there are 15 positive animal rabies cases in Hunterdon County, compared to 10 cases in 2018. The animals that tested positive this year include: Coyote, bat, cat, groundhog, raccoon, and skunk.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by a bite, or possibly by saliva of an open cut or the eyes. The disease is transmitted from animals to humans or from animals to other animals. Left untreated, rabies attacks the nervous system and causes death. READ MORE...

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FOOD SAFETY DURING POWER OUTAGES

Food Establishment Inspection reports

 

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Zika Virus Fact Sheet

ZIKA VIRUS FACT SHEET

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected
mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint
pain, and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms
lasting for several days to a week. READ MORE....

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EBOLOA NEWS

EBOLA PREPAREDNESS

Learn how Hunterdon County Health and Emergency Preparedness Officials are providing public services to Hunterdon County Residents during the Ebola Crisis....

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BLACK FLY/GNAT SURVEY

Problems with Gnats/Black Flies?

Residents from Hunterdon County have informed the health department that gnats (also known as black flies) have become a problem some areas of the county over the past month.

The Hunterdon County Department of Health is collecting information on locations in the county where these insects are most problematic.

Please assist us by completing our survey. Thank you for your cooperation.

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RABIES IS DANGEROUS. RABIES IS HERE IN HUNTERDON COUNTY

But knowing the facts and taking just a few steps will go a long way in reducing your risks. For starters, rabies is:

  • Caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded mammals, including man.
  • Found in the saliva of rabid animals
  • Transmitted by a bite or possibly by contamination of an open cut.
  • Cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, skunks, groundhogs and foxes comprise nearly 95 percent of all animals diagnosed with rabies.

While domestic farm animals and other wild animals can become infected, rodents such as rats, mice, chipmunks, and squirrels are rarely found to have rabies. You can recognize rabid animals by their abnormal behavior. They may appear either very vicious and aggressive or acting as if they are in a stupor, paralyzed or even "drunk." Stay away from any animal acting abnormally. LEARN THE FACTS HERE...

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