"This is a continuing investigation," New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. "The risk to any resident of, or recent visitor to Union County is very small. Out of an abundance of caution, the Department recommends that individuals who live in Union County who become ill with pneumonia-like/respiratory symptoms, such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, and headache visit their healthcare provider." … [Read more...] about New Jersey Health Department is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases
“The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected,” according to the New Jersey public health department website’s travel advisory page. The New York health department meanwhile, “expects all travelers to comply and protect public health by adhering to the quarantine.’ But, significantly, it also stipulates that it reserves “the right to issue a mandatory quarantine order” on any given individual, for which a violation is subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 or imprisonment up to 15 days, according to the state’s website. New York City also made a show of announcing checkpoints to enforce a quarantine on out-of-state travelers this week. … [Read more...] about How Is New York Having Crazy Parties With No COVID Surge?
Now weighing 135 pounds, Hoshia says she’s stronger and more outgoing than ever — and she claims she’s no longer the “super insecure” person she used to be. But she was also always kind to herself along the journey, which undoubtedly helped her achieve her goals. … [Read more...] about New Jersey woman ditches unhealthy lifestyle, drops 150 pounds after doc’s diagnosis: ‘Enough was enough’
Marty’s Place has enough room for 40 dogs to have their own living spaces, and an enclosed in-ground swimming pool for exercise, more than 25 acres of walking trails, a multipurpose room, several lounges for the dogs inside and a fenced outdoor area where they can play, according to the website. … [Read more...] about Senior dogs can retire comfortably at this New Jersey sanctuary
It's not yet clear if the pandemic has worsened the problem, or perhaps eased it because people are not gathering at large hotels or working in big factory buildings as much, said Chris Edens, an epidemiologist on CDC's Legionella team. He said state health departments that normally monitor and report cases of Legionella infection are tied up dealing with coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus shutdown causes new risk at CDC: Legionnaire’s disease