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

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

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...

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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

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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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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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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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Hunterdon County’s Health Emergency Model Shared With NJ Health Commissioner During Visit
August 14, 2018

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PREPARING FOR WEATHER AND OTHER EMERGENCIES
September 26, 2017

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

September 2017 - National Preparedness Month

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OPERATION DISTRIBUTION

Public Health Preparedness Full-Scale Exercise

The Hunterdon County Division of Public Health, County Prosecutor’s Office, and the County Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with Mercer County Department of Health, conducted a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise on June 23, 2015. “Operation Distribution” incorporated multiple venues, including the Emergency Operations Center and the Rt. 12 County Complex in Flemington (HazMat Building and Building 1), High Bridge Police Department, and North Hunterdon High School in Annandale. The exercise was designed to test the county’s ability to distribute the medications doxycycline and ciprofloxacin during a public health emergency, such as a deliberate release of tularemia.

SEE THE FULL REPORT HERE...

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