Communicable Disease Spotlight

Spring Northeastern Epi Course

Spring Northeastern Epi Course

Please review the brochure announcing the Spring 2020 Northeastern Basic Course for Principles of Infection Prevention and Control to be held April 27 – May 1, 2020, at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Space is limited, please register early! Early registration deadline is March 27, 2020. Late registration deadline is April 3, 2020.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is spreading from person to person and is causing outbreaks around the country. New Jersey is investigating cases of hepatitis A associated with this outbreak.

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NJ College & University Flu Challenge

For the 2019-2020 flu season, the NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) is continuing the third annual New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge. The Challenge aims to increase awareness of the importance of flu vaccination for college students.

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NJ Influenza Honor Roll

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

The NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) is hosting the third annual NJ Influenza Honor Roll to recognize educational institutions, businesses, community organizations, and healthcare facilities that are promoting flu prevention! The 2019-2020 application is now available.

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HAIs & Antimicrobial Resistance

HAIs & Antimicrobial Resistance

There is a new landing page for healthcare associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AR) information. Bookmark the landing page for easy access to educational resources, prevention tools, and reporting information!

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Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+

The Protect Me With 3+ Campaign is a collaboration between the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ and the NJDOH. The campaign includes an annual poster and video contest to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations.

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Register for the 2020 NJ Immunization Conference

Registration is now open for the 2020 New Jersey Immunization Conference: Bringing the Power of Immunizations into Focus. The conference will take place on May 28, 2020 at Rutgers Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ. Reserve your seat now.

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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: 2/10/2020