County Health Department, Baykeeper, Provides Free Pumpout Service For Recreational Boaters

Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto joined Christopher P. Merkel, Public Health Officer/Coordinator and NY/NJ Baykeeper Greg Remaud to kickoff the Monmouth County boating season aboard The Royal Flush, the County Health Department owned and maintained pump boat that is operated by the Baykeeper.

The Royal Flush operates Fridays and Saturdays from May 18 to September 29, 2018, weather permitting. Approximate hours of operation are 8am to 4pm. Service is available in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.  The service is free of charge to recreational boaters and can be arranged by calling 732-890-6142 or by radio on VHF Chanel 9.

The service is for boats only and not area high school tracks.

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Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on County Health Department, Baykeeper, Provides Free Pumpout Service For Recreational Boaters

Monmouth County Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots For Kids on Monday, February 5

The Monmouth County Health Department is offering free flu shots for children aged six months to 17 years on Monday February 5 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., according to Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto.

The clinic will be held at the County Health Department, located at 3435 Route 9 North in Freehold.

Shots are free for residents of the health department’s member towns,  Aberdeen, Allentown, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Eatontown, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Millstone, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Oceanport, Ocean Grove, Roosevelt, Shrewsbury Township and Union Beach.  Monmouth County children of non-member towns may receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for $15. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Health Department, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots For Kids on Monday, February 5

Tips for dealing with the heat

With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s for the next several days, Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management and the Health IMG_2570 (640x522)Department have issued  some reminders on how to avoid dehydration and other heat related ailments:

  • Stay in the shade;
  • If you head to the beach, be sure to bring an umbrella;
  • Wear sunscreen and lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect some of the sun’s energy;
  • Drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speed dehydration;
  • Slow down. Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day – in the morning between 4 and 7 a.m., and
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, the freeholder who overseas OEM, asks that residents watch out for those most susceptible to getting beat by the heat; children under four years old, seniors over sixty-five, overweight people, and those with illnesses and on certain medications.

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Posted: July 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tips for dealing with the heat

Rabid Pitbull May Have Infected Puppies, County Health Department Seeks Info On Cliffwood Pitbull Pups

lacting pitbullTwo of the four pit bulls that were in contact with the rabid dog that bit three people during the last three weeks in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen Township are lactating, which indicates that they may have may have passed on rabies to their puppies.  The Monmouth County Health Department is asking that anyone who may have acquired, purchased, adopted or come into contact with pit bull puppies in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen in the past three weeks contact them immediately.

The Monmouth County Health Department phone number is 732-431-7456, ext. 8580. After regular business hours, call 732-845-2004.

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Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Monmouth County Issues Health Alerts

Banner-Health-Department-Banner-01_PublicHealthSymbolThe Monmouth County Health Department announced today that it is monitoring the worldwide spread of the Zika virus and locally, an outbreak of gastrointestinal (GI) illinesses.

The department urges residents to stay home if ill and to be diligent about hand washing especially after using the bathroom and before eating.

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Posted: January 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Issues Health Alerts

Tips for beating the heat

Beat the heat

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and the Monmouth County Health Department are offering residents and visitors the following tips for staying healthy during the heat wave that we are experiencing this week:

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Posted: July 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Health Department, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Tips for beating the heat

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

36 Mumps Cases Being Investigated, Most Still Tied To D’Jais

The number of cases of mumps being investigated by the Monmouth County Health Department has jumped from 27 to 36.  One case has been confirmed, according to a statement by the department.

“Individuals are continuing to come forward to report mumps-like symptoms,” County public health coordinator Michael Meddis said. “The median age of the individuals under investigation is 26. With the exception of one pre-school aged child, all of the individuals are adults and 39 percent of the cases involve females.”

The cases under investigation include individuals who have or had mumps-like symptoms as early as August 3. As in previous updates, most of the individuals under investigation have either been patrons or employees of D’Jais Bar and Grill in Belmar.

D’Jais voluntarily closed its doors to patrons last week. The Health Department provided cleaning and sanitizing recommendations to D’Jais management.

On Sunday, County Health Department nurses immunized 32 D’Jais employees with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. Several D’Jais employees submitted immunization records that were evaluated for age appropriate MMR immunization.

“If you believe that you may have been exposed to someone who has experienced mumps like symptoms, call the Monmouth County Health Department,” said Meddis. “Our public health nurses can answer your questions and evaluate your need for additional follow-up.”

The Monmouth County Health Department continues to ask that anyone who is experiencing swelling of salivary glands along with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite should seek medical attention and call the Health Department at 732-431-7456.

Of the cases under investigation, individuals in Monmouth County are from Asbury Park, Belmar, Colts Neck, Farmingdale, Howell, Keyport, Long Branch, Matawan, Middletown, Neptune City, Tinton Falls and Wall. Individuals who reported hometowns from outside the county are from the New Jersey towns of Brick, Ogdensburg, Emerson, Fairfield, Jackson, Lawrenceville, Monmouth Junction, Point Pleasant, Saddle Brook, Waldrick, Warren, Whippany and Woodbridge. Individuals who reported out of state hometowns are from New York City, Philadelphia, Straussberg, PA and Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Health Department | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 36 Mumps Cases Being Investigated, Most Still Tied To D’Jais

Mumps Closes D’Jais For The Weekend

D’Jais, the popular Belmar bar suspected of being ground zero for a Monmouth County mumps outbreak, is closing voluntarily for the weekend to clean and sanitize what might be left mumps_01on the virus, according to a statement by the Monmouth County Health Department.

With the exception of one pre-school aged child, all of the individuals are adults. The median age of the individuals under investigation is 27. Most of the individuals have either been patrons or employees of D’Jais Bar and Grill in Belmar.

“The staff and management and ownership of D’Jais have all been very cooperative and most helpful in advancing this investigation,” said Monmouth County Administrator Teri O’Connor. “Additionally, the Borough of Belmar continues to assist as we work our way through this public health issue.”

D’Jais has voluntarily closed its doors to patrons for the coming weekend. D’Jais has received and carried out cleaning and sanitizing recommendations from the Health Department.

The Health Department has confirmed one case of mumps. 26 other cases of patients with mumps-like symptoms are under investigation.

The Health Department asks that anyone with symptoms of the swelling of salivary glands along with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite to seek medical attention and call the Health Department at 732-431-7456.

 

Posted: September 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Health Department | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mumps Outbreak Traced To D’Jais in Belmar

UPDATE, 9/6/13 D’Jais is closed voluntarily for the weekend

 

The Monmouth County Health Department is investigating 22 cases probable cases of mumps in the county, 15 of which have come forward since yesterday, according to a statement issued by County Public Health Coordinator Michael Meddis.

“Since yesterday, an additional 15 individuals with mumps-like symptoms have come forward,” County public health coordinator Michael Meddis said. “The medical professionals advised these individuals to be on bed rest, increase their fluid intake and take steps to reduce their fever.”

 

Twenty-one of the individuals are adults and most of them have been either a patron at or an employee of D’Jais in Belmar in the last several weeks. The one youth is of pre-school age.

 

Individuals in Monmouth County are from Asbury Park, Belmar, Farmingdale, Howell (4), Keyport, Long Branch (3), Neptune City, Tinton Falls and Wall. Individuals who reported hometowns from outside the county are from the New Jersey towns of Woodbridge, Saddle Brook, Ogdensburg, Emerson, Lawrenceville, Point Pleasant (2) and Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

 

The Monmouth County Health Department asks that if you are experiencing the swelling of salivary glands along with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite you should seek medical attention and call the Health Department at 732-431-7456.

 

Meddis added that the investigation is continuing as new cases are presented and to determine the source of transmission and identify close personal contacts.

 

Mumps is a potentially serious disease, according to the Center for Disease Control,

 

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Posted: September 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Health Department | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »