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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

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Clean Communities GrantHuntedon CountyProsecutor 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, racoon, 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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