STD Rates on the Rise

STD Rates on the Rise

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a significant public health risk, especially for young people aged 15-24. There are an estimated 20 million new STD infections in the United States every year. 1 in 2 adults will have an STD by the age of 25. Correct and consistent use of protection/condoms in combination with regular testing is proven to be highly effective in reducing STD transmission. The only sure way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

These are organizations in providing STD testing in Morris County:

Planned Parenthood of Northern New Jersey
196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960
Telephone #: 973-539-1364
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/new-jersey/morristown/07960/morristown-health-center-3307-90900

First Choice for Women
82 Speedwell Ave, Morristown 07960
Telephone #: 973-538-1426
https://www.1stchoice.org/

Zufall Health Center
18 W Blackwell St, Dover 07801
Telephone #: 978-328-3344
https://gettested.cdc.gov/organizations/zufall-health-center-1

Family Health Center of Morristown Medical Center
HIV Rapid Testing & Counseling/PrEP
200 South St, Suite 342, Morristown 07960
Telephone #: 973-889-6810
https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/hiv-aids.html

 

STD Rates on the Rise

For more information, call 2-1-1 or text “STD” to 898-211. To learn more about STDs visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm) or TeenHealthFX (www.teenhealthfx.com).

Romaine expected in stores soon with new label

Romaine expected in stores soon with new labelGovernment and industry officials say new labels for romaine lettuce will keep the public safe during events such as the current E. coli outbreak.

The current romaine lettuce warning is now narrowed to romaine only from the “Central Coast growing regions of central and northern California,” according to the FDA announcement yesterday.

For more information: Food Safety News

CDC Advising U.S. consumers not to eat ANY romaine lettuce

CDC Advising U.S. consumers not to eat ANY romaine lettuce

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

  • Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
    • This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
    • If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
    • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps(https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/clean-refrigerator-steps.html) to clean your refrigerator.
  • Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing romaine.
  • Take action(https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/foodsafety-2015/index.html) if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection(https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/ecoli-symptoms.html):
    • Talk to your healthcare provider.
    • Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.
    • Report your illness to the health department.
    • Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.

More information: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html