Health Department News

Preventing Heat-Related Illness


Heat-related illness is when your body temperature rises to levels that can produce certain symptoms, effects and illness.  Sweating is one way the body deals with heat in the hot weather, but that isn’t always enough.  Most heat-related illnesses occur from being out in the heat ...

Health Education Programs at Holy Name Medical Center - JULY


Check out the calendar of events for this month at Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC): https://www.holyname.org/events/july.aspx

UPDATE: Animal Control Services


  As of July 1, 2019, the Bergen County Animal Control (BCAC)/Bergen County Animal Shelter (BCAS) will be our new animal control provider.   If you have any concerns or questions related to animal control services (stray animal patrol, ill or injured/deceased animals, trapping...

Safety Tips Regarding Wildlife


Safety Tips Regarding Wildlife During the year, the Health Department fields a number of calls from concerned residents about wildlife sightings including:  red fox, coyote, bears, deer, and other wildlife.  If you see such wildlife and want to report a sighting, please...

Control Measures & Information on Tick-Borne Diseases


Tick-borne diseases are illnesses that spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick.  Tick-borne diseases are not spread person-to-person.  Ticks can become infected from bacteria or parasites when feeding on small mammals. Some common tick-borne diseases in New Jersey are:  &n...

NJ Statewide Respite Care Program


For more information, contact the Statewide Respite Care Program at 201-336-6511

Mosquito Control Information, Safety Measures and Resources


The State of New Jersey may experience increased mosquito activity due to heavy rain, flooding, and weather conditions.  Mosquitoes are a nuisance however, they also pose a public health risk.  Mosquitoes are capable of transmitting diseases such as:  West Nile Virus as w...

Property Maintenance Reminder


With the warmer weather upon us, residents of Teaneck are being reminded to maintain their properties in accordance with the Township’s Property Maintenance Code.  Keeping your property well maintained is important for you and your neighborhood.  Good housekeeping and maintenance ...

ADVISORY: Ongoing Measles Outbreak


In light of the recently increasing  numbers of Measles cases in Rockland County (NY) and Ocean County (NJ), I would like to share with some fact and precautions associated with this disease. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air...

Mosquito Control Public Notice


Mosquito Control Public Notice The following is posted in “The Record” and “The Herald News” from April –October. Mosquito Control is everyone's responsibility; please do your part by preventing mosquitoes from breeding on your property. For more information...

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