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Rainy, Humid Summer Yields Bumper Crop of Toxic Mushrooms in Garden State

August 26, 2018

NEWARK, NJ —  A good portion of the summer has been plagued by soaring temperatures, high humidity and soaking rains — the perfect recipe for a dangerous mushroom season in the Garden State.

So far, 45 mushroom exposure cases have been managed by tmedical experts at the New Jersey Poison Control Center since the beginning of July, the agency announced ...

New Exotic Longhorned Tick Discovered in Monmouth County

Residents Urged to Participate in Tick Identification Service

TRENTON, NJ — The first longhorned tick has been reported in Monmouth County.

Although state agriculture officials did not disclose the exact location of the tick’s discovery, they said it was found on the floor of a home with a dog. However, it was not known whether the tick was attached to the homeowner's ...

Wet Weather Makes Conditions Rife for West Nile-Carrying Mosquitoes in Monmouth County

FREEHOLD, NJ — This summer’s rain has been great for growing lawns and gardens, but it’s also produced a bumper crop of breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

And more of those pesky insects are carrying the West Nile virus, according to state health officials, which reports 452 mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus in all 21 New Jersey counties. That compares to 272 ...

Summertime Blood Shortage Prompts Urgent Need for Donations

As a critical need for blood donations continues this summer, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, August 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. at its Jersey Coast donation center, 1540 West Park Avenue, Ocean.

While all blood types will be accepted, there is a specific need for type O.

Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting ...

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