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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 »

Wildlife at the Jersey Shore

By Art Gallagher

Wildlife at the Jersey Shore by Noel Westerlind is not about summer shenanigans at Donovan’s Reef, D’Jais or Jenkinson’s.  There are no photos of Snooki or The Situation.

Noel’s first book is a complication of 200 of his best nature photos taken on the Jersey Shore from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Seals, eagles, osprey, owls, numerous species of ducks, turtle shenanigans, and much more.

The Leonardo retiree shares his amazing ability to capture the beauty and personality of our furry and feathered neighbors in a special way that inspires awe and deep appreciation.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Wildlife at the Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore bars battle over bill to extend seasonal liquor licenses

TRENTON – Several popular Jersey Shore bars including D’Jais in Belmar are seeking a permanent extension to seasonal liquor licenses granted temporarily after Hurricane Sandy that allowed them to open earlier in the year. The bill pending in the Legislature would allow the holders of the nine coveted seasonal licenses to open in time for St.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Doherty Sued For Fraud

The Emperor and Empress of Belmar

The Emperor and Empress of Belmar.  photo via facebook

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been accused of fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract and breach of covenant in suit filed against Doherty personally and the Borough of Belmar by the landlord of Salt, the Harmon Brothers’ establishment whose liquor license transfer was denied by the Borough last Spring.

The suit filed by William Wolf of Bathgate, Wegener and Wolf on behalf a Loko Co, LLC, a development company owned by Gregory Kapalko, alleges that Doherty urged Kapalko to suspend the permitting applications with the NJ DEP for the construction of the waterfront property that Loko has an agreement with the Borough to redevelop and instead enter into a Joint Venture with Ollie Klein, the owner of Klein’s Fish Market, and Stephen and Mark Coleman, Florida based real estate investors. Doherty promised that the Borough would extend the schedule of the Redevelopment Agreement  if Klein and the Colemans were involved in the project, according to the suit.  Loko complied with Doherty’s suggestion and he reneged on the deal to extend the Redevelopment Agreement.

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Posted: November 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doherty Sued For Fraud

Vin Gopal and the Democrats’ plan for taking over Monmouth County

We’ve been reporting for years on how Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal has been raising special interest money in Trenton as well as from Hudson and Essex Counties so that he can take over our beautiful county, pave it over and award contracts and patronage jobs to his benefactors.  Fortunately, he’s had limited success.

Now, thanks to Hudson County View, we have the chairman on tape sharing the next step of his plan.  The money is not enough, he needs to bring voters into the county courtesy of the Hudson County boss, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

A joke! Vin will likely protest. But is it?

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Posted: May 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Spurned Belmar waitress’ ‘LOL’ receipt goes viral

LOL ReceiptBELMAR — After a server at D’Jais Bar & Grill shared an image of her receipt on Facebook, thousands have weighed in on tipping etiquette in the restaurant industry. The Asbury Park Press reports that on Aug. 17, Jess Jones was waiting on a party of eight at the seaside restaurant and nightclub. The diners’ bill… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »