Congressman Chris Smith, the ranking member of the House global health subcommittee, today called on Congress to immediately act on President Donald Trump’s request for emergency funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and other agencies’ response to the threat from the coronavirus.
“This week, the Trump administration is requesting at least $2.5 billion in additional funding to combat the coronavirus,” said Smith. “The President, Secretary Azar, and others have moved swiftly to identify comprehensive ways to protect US citizens and prepare for a potential pandemic.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 26th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Health Care | Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Congressman Chris Smith, coronavirus, COVID-19, President Donald Trump | 3 Comments »
Federal 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: admin | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, News | Tags: C. auris, Candida auris, CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fungus, health, Health Care, New Jersey, news | Comments Off on CDC warns of new fungus infection that struck 2 in N.J.
By 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: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: Autism, CDC, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, MOFFCC, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services Commission, Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Shore Center for Students with Autism, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Addressing the needs of autistic children and adults
Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, flu, Flu season, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Spring flu | Comments Off on Flu still hitting N.J. hard, Monmouth County has the most cases
The 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: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Health Department | Tags: CDC, Christopher Merkel, Measles, measles outbreak, Monmouth County Health Department | Comments Off on Monmouth County offering free measles vaccine
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey, Newark | Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ebola, Newark Airport | Comments Off on Ebola scare on Newark flight as CDC holds passengers on plane
Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Ebola | Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ebola, Ebola response | Comments Off on U.S. Ramps Up Ebola Response
The 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 19th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: CDC, Dallas-Fort Worth, Ebola, Louise Troh, Quarantine | Comments Off on Quarantine expires Monday for many, but worries remain
WASHINGTON — 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 »