Health Information (mosquito, flu shots)
As the region enjoys warm weather, mosquitoes can be an issue around homes and neighborhoods. Read more on how to safeguard agaisnt mosquitoes on the Camden County Mosquito Commission page here.
Read the NJDEP's release about mosquito precautions here.
The DEP states: Concerns are elevated this year because of increased mosquito activity due to weather conditions that have been ripe for mosquito breeding, and which could increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus.
Additional personal protection measures include: Maintaining screen doors and windows, using insect netting on infant carriers and strollers and taking action to limit mosquitoes on personal property.
The release includes detailed steps you can take to cut down on the mosquito population on your property.
It's important to know what to look for in the case of desease or other issues. The State of New Jersey has information on several health issues on the Deaprtment of Health and Senior Services page.
To keep residents informed, see the H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) page here, call the New Jersey H1N1 Information Hotline at 1-866-321-9571 (see below for more information on Swine Flu in NJ) and see below for a pamhlet on West Nile Virus.
Statement from Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard on H1N1 Influenza
New Jersey continues to maintain open lines of communication with the public to ensure they have access to the most recent information on H1N1 influenza. There are a number of tools that New Jerseyans can use to stay informed, and simple everyday actions we can take to stay healthy.
New Jersey’s H1N1 Public Information Initiative
In an effort to provide critical information to the public, New Jersey created a Find a Flu Shot Locator, an H1N1 Resource Center website, and a toll-free hotline. These resources will help ensure residents and health care providers have access to information and can obtain accurate responses to their questions.
The State established an H1N1 Resource Center website that includes important information and timely updates on H1N1 flu in New Jersey. The website can be found at www.nj.gov/health. Additional information on H1N1 flu is available at the federal website, www.flu.gov.
H1N1 Target Populations
It is recommended that certain target groups be among the first to receive the H1N1 vaccine as it becomes available. These groups include:
-Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
-Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
-All people from 6 months through 24 years of age
-Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
-Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
-Stay home if you are sick.
Symptoms of H1N1
The symptoms of H1N1 flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting. You should immediately call your physician if your child is exhibiting the above symptoms.
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