Public Health Briefing on 2018 Mosquito and Tick Season
The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services and the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission informed the public about the health threats to residents, and deterrent measures being taken to protect the community, during the 2018 mosquito and tick season. The mosquito spraying season has just started and there have been new developments with the statewide tick populations that are relevant to neighborhoods and families throughout the region.
“According to the state Department of Health there have been four confirmed cases of Zika Virus from mosquitos reported in New Jersey so far this year. We are working closely with our counterparts at the state and the CDC to monitor for all mosquito borne viruses including, West Nile Disease and Encephalitis,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “Furthermore, we know that more people are contracting Lyme disease and other tick borne afflictions than ever before. We also know tick species, like the Lone Star, are expanding their range and brining new communicable diseases to our region.” Read More.