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Zika Viruszika

Zika Virus spreads to people mainly through the bite of 2 species of Mosquitos, the Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus. Most people have not gotten sick with Zika Virus. Some people do not even know they are infected. The greatest risk for Complications from Zika is to a pregnant woman’s fetus. Pregnant women should avoid traveling to Zika infected areas. If they need to travel they should check with their healthcare provider for travel guidance. Below are websites with important information on Zika and other mosquito borne illnesses:
The Morris County Division of Mosquito Control,, 
Click here for more information about Zika Basics
Click here for more information about Family Vacations and Zika
Click here for more information about Pregnancy, Zika, and Travel. 
Click here for more information about Zika and Sex. 

West Nile Virus

Please call the Health Department at 908-876-3650 for general information about this disease.

If you find a dead bird on your property, Monday through Friday, please call the Health Department, on weekends and holidays, call the Police Department at 908-876-3232 . The township will be working with the state to keep track of bird deaths and intends to test crows for the West Nile Virus. Your cooperation is vital to make this effort a success.

For further information you may visit the New Jersey State Health Department web site athttp://www.state.nj/health/ for West Nile Virus Information.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme Disease is caused by a bite from an infected deer tick and is usually characterized by a red mark on the skin near the bite and flu-like symptoms that can occur several days to several weeks following the bite.

Wooded and high grassy areas may be infested with deer ticks. When in these areas, dress appropriately and use tick repellents on clothing and/or skin as indicated by the manufacturer. Brush off clothing and pets before entering the house and inspect for ticks. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are very important.

Contact the New Jersey Department of Health at 800-792-8831 or the Township Health Department for more information on Lyme disease, or visit The US Center for Disease Control  by clicking the link below.



Health Department

43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Phone: 908-876-3650

Business Hours for the Washington Township Health Department are:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

June – August Hours
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Health Department is located on the lower level of the Municipal Building, 43 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley.

Cristianna Cooke-Gibbs, Public Health Officer
Health Department e-mail:


 2016 Annual Report