Health and Environmental News FLU: When should children stay home from school Prevent the spread of cold and Flu Flu Basics Self-Care for the Flu HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER, JANUARY 2017 August 2016 – Drought Watch Issued for Morris County and Most of Northern NJ The Hanover Health Dept. urges residents to voluntarily conserve water in accordance with the NJDEP's request. READ MORE Updated daily - ZIKA VIRUS INFORMATION, CLICK HERE If you are a physician inquiring about Zika testing, pleas e call 973-515-6667 Ways to Reduce Mosquito Breeding, CLICK HERE Lyme Disease remains a serious concern in this area. Due to the unusual warm winter of 2015, we found that the lifecycle of ticks was not interrupted and the presence of ticks was noticed through the winter months. In fact, the Hanover Health Department actually responded to calls of ticks entering people’s homes on the Christmas trees. Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses can be extremely debilitating. READ MORE Rabies is a fatal disease that can affect both you and you’re your pets. Please Click Here for more information on how to protect your family.