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NJ Enterovirus D68: 7 Ways to be Safe

NJ Enterovirus D68: 7 Ways to be Safe
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has its first confirmed case of enterovirus D68, and there are likely to be more.

Enterovirus D68 is a rare respiratory ailment that has affected several children across 12 states. That list now includes New Jersey.

The first case of the illness from New Jersey was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NorthJersey.com reports that the child recovered in a Philadelphia hospital. Four children have been admitted to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with the more common enterovirus, but it has not been confirmed whether the cases are enterovirus D68.

What should children do to stay safe from the virus? The Asbury Park Press suggests washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched, and sneezing into a tissue instead of your hands.

Nj.gov says we should try to avoid contact with people who are sick, and to stay home when we are sick. The site reminds us that we should keep current with our immunizations, especially those for flu.

 

Jersey Legislation Aims to Boost School Breakfast Programs

Jersey Legislation Aims to Boost School Breakfast Programs
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin t...

Mental Health Association in New Jersey Calls for Improving Access to Psychiatric Care in Garden State

Mental Health Association in New Jersey Calls for Improving Access to Psychiatric Care in Garden State
BY TOM COSENTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is advocating for improving access to psychiatric care for New Jersey residents. The areas earmarked...

Pallone Bill Aims to Crack Down on Anabolic Steroids to Protect Young Athletes

Pallone Bill Aims to Crack Down on Anabolic Steroids to Protect Young Athletes
BY SEAN DUGAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WASHINGTON, DC -  The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4771, the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act,” which was introduced by Congressman...

New Jersey's Attempt to Protect Children and Adults from Abuse and Neglect

New Jersey's Attempt to Protect Children and Adults from Abuse and Neglect
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the NJ State Assembly Committee on Human Services approved two bills desined to protect children and adults with de...

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