Communicable Disease Spotlight

Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

The Communicable Disease Service along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka illnesses that may be linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

Learn more about the outbreak

Now available: Fall 2018 Northeastern Basic Course for infection Prevention and Control

Now available: Fall 2018 Northeastern Basic Course for infection Prevention and Control

Please review the brochure announcing the Fall 2018 Northeastern Basic Course for Principles of Infection Prevention and Control to be held October 15 - October 19, 2018, at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Space is limited, please register early! Early registration deadline is September 15, 2018. Late registration deadline is September 22, 2018.

Learn more about the Basic Course for Infection Prevention and Control

Important Message Regarding CDRSS

Important Message Regarding CDRSS

CDRSS 2.0 is live! You can access the system at https://cdrs.doh.state.nj.us/cdrss/login/loginPage. The first time you access the system, you will need to activate your user account. Important information on how to activate your account, as well as FAQs and training information are posted on the CDRSS 2.0 home page.

Click here to access the system

New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

Showcase your role in improving the health of students, employees, patients, and communities by enrolling in the NJ Influenza Honor Roll! The Influenza Honor Roll is open to four categories of honorees: business, community-based partners, education, and new this year - healthcare facilities. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Enroll in the 2018-2019 Honor Roll

Healthcare Associated Infections

Healthcare Associated Infections

The Communicable Disease Service is part of a three-year nationwide program, sponsored by the CDC, to reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs).

Learn more about the HAI initiative.

New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge

New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge

Flu can affect anyone, but several lifestyle factors of college/university students can put them at increased risk of contracting the flu. Join the NJ College & University Flu Challenge to encourage students to get vaccinated against the flu!

Take the Flu Challenge!

Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+

The Protect Me With 3+ Campaign encourages New Jersey preteens and teens to raise awareness about adolescent vaccines through creative posters and videos. Stay tuned for the 7th annual contest, beginning soon!

Learn about Protect Me With 3+

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

Governor Murphy proclaims September 2018 as National Food Safety Education Month! Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. NJDOH collaborates with local health departments, other states, CDC and federal agencies to investigate foodborne illnesses and foodborne outbreaks.

Learn more here...

Flu

Limiting the spread of influenza in New Jersey during the annual flu season is a high priority for the Communicable Disease Service. We monitor flu activity throughout the state, maintain information on vaccine availability, and offer prevention guidelines for use in home, workplace, and healthcare settings.

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Disease Reporting

Many healthcare providers and facility administrators are required to report new cases of certain communicable diseases to either local health departments or the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Last Reviewed: 9/14/2018