Lyme Disease: Signs,Symptoms & Prevention (PowerPoint)
County Lyme Disease Totals
Other Tick Borne Diseases:
Lyme Disease Education Materials for Teachers
Lyme Disease Cases in Hunterdon (1988-2008)
Lyme Disease Case Investigation Report - new as of 09/16/2009 (PDF Document)
Lyme Prevention Fact Sheet - For Parents
HIGHEST RISK FOR LYME DISEASE STARTS NOW
Two out of three Lyme disease infections that will occur in Hunterdon County this year will occur during the next six weeks, warned John Beckley, health officer and director of the county health department. "We're now into the highest risk period of the season and we’re urging everyone to step up their personal prevention efforts," he added. That is easy to do but it does require attention. "The best prevention is to check for ticks and remove them promptly," advised Beckley. READ MORE...
LYME DISEASE AWARENESS SIGN CAMPAIGN
Hunterdon County has some of the highest confirmed Lyme disease cases in the U.S. on a year-by-year basis. To help address this persistent public health threat, the county department of health is using creative marketing - literally taking the message right out into the field and sticking it in the ground where deer ticks roam. Click for additional information
LYME DISEASE -- EARLY SEASON ALERT
Tadhgh Rainey and Denny Mazurkiewicz used the airwave power of WDVR-fm to get
out an early reminder and alert to Hunterdon residents that Lyme disease
season is upon us.
director of the health department's Mosquito & Vector Control unit, presented the radio audience with an "in
the field" lesson about Lyme disease explaining what it is, where
it is found in the outdoors and how you can avoid getting it.
RN and infectious disease nurse with the public
health nursing unit, offered the "clinical" perspective,
discussing health problems that Lyme disease causes, how you can identify
if you've got it and the importance of doing daily full body checks during
Lyme season: between April and October.
Lights, Camera, Action!
John Beckley, director of the Hunterdon County department of health, took to the outdoors to film "Prime Time for Lyme," a short educational video about Lyme disease and how to avoid getting it. Behind the camera is producer Dave Kelber of Hunterdon Central High School TV. The Lyme "edu-mercial" – featuring specialists from the Hunterdon County health department – is airing on Central High TV channel 14 on the Patriot Media system, and on the in-house video system at the Hunterdon Medical Center. The edu-mercial is also used for health department presentations at health fairs and road shows.