Zika is caused by a virus that is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Since 2015 Zika has been identified in several countries and territories including Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. All current cases of Zika are travel-associated meaning that a person with Zika became infected outside the U.S. in an area with ongoing Zika transmission and then traveled to the U.S. There is no known local transmission of Zika in New Jersey, which means that mosquitos in our area have not been infected with Zika virus. There have also been some reported cases of sexual transmission of Zika by a man to his sex partners.
Health Department News
Fort Lee designated a "Healthy Town to Watch"
We are proud to announce that Fort Lee has been awarded the designation of a "Healthy Town to Watch" for 2016 by the Mayor's Wellness Campaign, a program of the New Jersey Quality Health Institute and the New Jersey League of Municipalities.
Fort Lee Wellness Challenge: March 4 - May 4, 2015
The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is celebrating its second year of the Fort Lee Wellness Challenge, which coincides with March’s National Nutrition Month. Join us for an 8-week Wellness Challenge like NO other!
Notice from the Health Department
Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) Information:
Enterovirus D68 Information:
Free rabies vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Free rabies vaccine clinic sponsored by the Fort Lee Health Department.Cats and dogs welcome. Protect your pets, and protect your community.
When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 4:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Dog Park, Stillwell Avenue (bottom)
For the safety of your pets, all dogs must be leashed and all cats either leashed or placed in pet carriers.
Pet licensing will be done on premises. Cash or check only. $10 for neutered dogs, $13 for un-neutered. $4 for neutered cats, $7 un-neutered.
Free gifts and coupons.
Bergen County Humane Enforcement will have a small animal adoption/volunteer area.
Questions? Call 201-592-3500 x1510 Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4PM.
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