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The mission of the Morris County Office of Health Management is to protect and improve the health and environment of the residents of Morris County and to improve the quality and capacity of Morris County’s Public Health System through evaluation; regional planning and coordination; providing specialized health, HazMat and environmental services; and supporting municipal public health and emergency response agencies.
An 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.