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Heat Stress & Poison Ivy

 

DHSS Heat-Related Illnesses

 

www.flu.gov

H1N1 Influenza Flier

 

Tick Identification & Testing Brochure

 

MCRHC MMR Vaccine  (Mumps)

 

MCRHC Vaccination Program

 

NJ Department of Health & Senior Services

 

Better Choices

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

 

US Food & Drug Administration

 

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey

 

Board of Health Members:

Meg Levinson, President
Dian Woodroffe,Vice President
Julie Smith, Secretary

Beth Kerekes
Barry Berdahl

Paul Roman

Tricia Gandolfo

Alternates:

Alt #1 Dr. Chris Vockroth

Alt #2 Maureen Kachinski

 

Don Burden, Council Liaison

Lorraine Kelleher, Board Secretary

 

Board of Health Meetings are held in the Municipal Complex meeting room at 7:30 P. M. 4th Monday every other month.

 

2014 Meeting Dates:

January 27, 2014

March 24, 2014

May 27, 2014

July 28, 2014

September 22, 2014

November 24, 2014

January 26, 2015

 

For information regarding direct access to Public Health information, please contact the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission.

David A. Henry, Health Officer

Russell Groves, Health Inspector

Mailing Address:  1540 West Park Avenue, Suite 1, Ocean Twp., NJ 07712

Tel: (732) 493-9520

Fax: (732) 493-9521

www.mcrhc.org

 

2014 Flu/Pneumonia Clinic Schedule

Provided by the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission #1. To view the entire schedule click here

 

MCRHC Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter

 

Mosquito Information Fact Sheets

 

Prevention of West Nile Virus Infections

West Nile Virus (WNV) is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird.  Fortunately, these annoying insects that invade our backyard parties and attack us in the park can be controlled, and you can protect yourself and your family from WNV. more...

 

West Nile Virus Fact Sheet click on this link to view

 

Know the Facts Protect Yourself - Click on these additional Links for more Information

www.state.nj.us/health

www.state.nj.us/dep/mosquito

www.state.nj.us/agriculture

www.epa.gov/pesticides

 

West Nile Virus in New Jersey Brochure click on this link to view 

 

Flu Can Be Serious

Influenza, commonly called the "flu," is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system ó your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. CDC estimates that from the 1976-1977 flu season to the 2006-2007 season, flu-associated deaths each season ranged from a low of about 3,000 people to a high of about 49,000 people.

 

Get a Flu Vaccine

The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year. If you havenít gotten vaccinated yet, you should still try to. With very few exceptions, everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual flu vaccine as soon as vaccines are available. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk to decrease their likelihood of getting sick and possibly having serious illness. People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions (like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease), and people 65 years and older. The flu vaccine locator: http://flushot.healthmap.org/ or contact Monmouth County Regional Health Commission at 732-493-9520 (health department still has vaccine at this time).

 

What to Do about Flu

Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January and February. With that in mind, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from the flu. CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza.

  1. Get a flu vaccine.

  2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

 

Immunization Services

 

Body Art Is There a Risk for Hepatitis and HIV

 

WHICH VACCINE DO I NEED.pdf

 

Bed Bugs - Information / Fact Sheet

 

Links to additional resources:

 

Why should Baby Boomers get tested for Hepatitis C?

More than 75% of adults infected with Hepatitis C are Baby Boomers. Most Boomers are believed to have become infected in the 1970ís and 1980ís when rates of Hepatitis C were the highest. Since people with Hepatitis C can live for decades without symptoms, many baby boomers are unknowingly living with an infection from many years ago.  Many baby boomers could have gotten infected from contaminated blood before widespread screening of the blood supply began in 1992. Others may have become infected from injecting drugs.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that anyone born from 1945 through 1965 get tested for Hepatitis C. The longer people live with Hepatitis C, the more likely they are to develop serious life-threatening disease. Getting tested can help people learn if they are infected and get them into lifesaving care and treatment.  Treatments are available now that can eliminate the virus from the body and prevent liver damage, cirrhosis and even liver cancer.

Shingles Vaccine MCRHC

Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) can now be provided to persons 50 years of age and up in our office, who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the cost of this vaccine. The cost is only $10.00 for those who qualify. Please call the MCRHC office to see if this applies to you at 732-493-9520.

 

Christie Administration Officials urge residents to take precautions against Mosquitoes, to safeguard against West Nile Virus

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Staying Healthy at Animal Exhibits:

In other states (not NJ), there have been some infections with H3N2v Flu Virus in persons (mostly children) with contact with pigs. Fortunately, some have been mild infections.  For more information to the CDC page click here.


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