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CDC warns of new fungus infection that struck 2 in N.J.

assetcontentFederal officials are warning doctors nationwide about a new fungal infection that is potentially fatal – and resistance to most antibiotics. Two of the seven cases reported so far involved New Jersey patients who were treated at the same unidentified New Jersey hospital, said the health care alert issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CDC warns of new fungus infection that struck 2 in N.J.

The Arnone Report: Addressing the needs of autistic children and adults

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

As I have mentioned before, one of the most rewarding organizations I am involved in is the Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children (MOFFC).  I share this honor with our Monmouth County Sheriff, Shaun Golden, as we are both members of the board of directors.  As the vice chairman of the board, I am working with MOFFC leadership to develop a facility for adults with autism because they “age out” of the current services available within our county at 21 years of age.  This facility would provide programming, services, therapies, and life skills training. These adults with special needs deserve a safe environment where they can continue to thrive and learn.

I am pleased to say we are extremely close to making this program a reality and I am currently working on the funding sources for it. I hope to have more specific details on this important and exciting project in the weeks to come.

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Posted: September 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Addressing the needs of autistic children and adults

Over 150 people now being monitored for possible contact with Lassa Fever victim

assetContentFederal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. So far, most of those people face no danger, but six are at a high risk of having been exposed, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Patient in N.J. dies of Lassa Fever, says CDC

Lassa_virusA U.S. traveler who recently returned from West Africa has died in a New Jersey hospital of Lassa Fever, the viral hemorrhagic fever rarely seen in the United States, the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Monday night. The unidentified traveler landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport May 17, flying from Liberia via… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Flu still hitting N.J. hard, Monmouth County has the most cases

flu-preventionNew Jersey remains one of just seven states where the flu is still widespread, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases of the illness have receded from their seasonal highs in most other regions of the country. “We are trending downward, although not as quickly as the other… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Flu still hitting N.J. hard, Monmouth County has the most cases

Monmouth County offering free measles vaccine

measlesThe Monmouth County Health Department will offer a free measles vaccine clinic for Monmouth County residents on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at their office located at 3435 Highway 9, Freehold.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.

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Posted: February 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Health Department | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County offering free measles vaccine

Ebola scare on Newark flight as CDC holds passengers on plane

assetContent (28)NEWARK — Officials from the Centers for Disease Control today were sent to check for signs of Ebola in a woman who vomited on a flight to Newark Liberty International Airport after she had been in Sierra Leone, officials said. The woman, a health care worker returning from the West African nation still battling an Ebola… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey, Newark | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ebola scare on Newark flight as CDC holds passengers on plane

U.S. Ramps Up Ebola Response


Kardashian EbolaThe United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans’ anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government’s new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on U.S. Ramps Up Ebola Response

Quarantine expires Monday for many, but worries remain


ebolaWASHINGTON — The first wave of people, including the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, will emerge from a state-ordered, 21-day Ebola quarantine Monday, which should probably spark relief in a region that desperately wants to escape the shadow of the disease. But church officials are considering extra security for Louise Troh and her sons,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Quarantine expires Monday for many, but worries remain

Dallas hospital denies accusations of sloppy Ebola procedures

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Thursday morning sent out a point-by-point statement about allegations of sloppy procedures made Wednesday by the union National Nurses United. Here is the hospital’s statement in full: “National Nurses United recently made allegations regarding the protocols and equipment in place during Thomas Eric Duncan’s treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »