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|Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.|
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“Now is the time to take steps to protect yourself and your community. Remove standing water on your property so mosquitoes can’t breed there, and check the condition of your window and door screens,” said Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.
“It’s also important to take personal precautions, such as using mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and long pants when practical and avoiding outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active,” Dr. Jacobs added.
So far this season, 27 birds have been tested in the department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. The positive bird was from
To reduce favorable mosquito breeding conditions, residents should:
To protect yourself and your family:
About one in 150 people infected with WNV, or less than one percent, will develop a more severe form of the disease. Symptoms of the more severe disease can include severe headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis. The elderly are at higher risk of more severe disease.
These include DHSS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, the State Mosquito Control Commission, the Rutgers Mosquito Research and Control Unit, and local health and mosquito control agencies.
For more information on WNV and
or call 1-888-NO-NJ WNV.
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Department of Health
P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360