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crests of Morris County and Public HealthAn improved public health infrastructure that can detect disease outbreaks early and provide treatment and disease control is important not only for issues related to bioterrorism but for all infectious diseases. For some infectious disease agents, we might have only a short window of opportunity — between the time the first cases are identified and a second wave of people become ill — to determine that an attack has occurred, to identify the organism, and to prevent further spread. Protection against bioterrorism requires a strong public health system at the local level.

The mission of the Morris County Division of Public Health is to promote public health, to prevent the spread of disease, and to protect the environment, through awareness, compliance, education, training, and emergency response.