Communicable Disease Spotlight

Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora

Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora

The Communicable Disease Service along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis infections linked to basil.

Learn more about the outbreak

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 2018-2019 flu season, the NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) continued the second annual New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge. The Challenge aims to increase awareness of the importance of flu vaccination for college students. We are happy to announce that The College of New Jersey is this year’s Challenge winner!

See all the challenge participants here!

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

The NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) will be hosting the third annual NJ Influenza Honor Roll to recognize educational institutions, businesses, community organizations, and healthcare facilities that are promoting flu prevention! Check back in the fall for the 2019-2020 application.

Learn more here!

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!

Learn more about HAI and AR activities

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.

Learn about Protect Me With 3+

Free Educational Opportunities

If you missed the live 2019 New Jersey Immunization Conference, you can now listen to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plenary speakers, JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN, and Sean Trimble, MPH, MT (ASCP). Continuing education will be available until September 30, 2019.

View the recordings

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: 10/29/2019