Communicable Disease Spotlight

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Governor Murphy has officially declared May to be Lyme disease awareness month. Visit the Vector-borne Illness page by clicking the link below to learn more about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, prevention information and how to safely remove a tick.

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New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

Winners of the 2017-2018 New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll have been announced! The inaugural Honor Roll serves to recognize educational institutions, businesses, and community-based partners that are striving to promote influenza prevention at their facilities.

View the 2017-2018 Awardees

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.

Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+

Winners announced for the 6th annual immunization contest. New Jersey preteens and teens raise awareness about adolescent vaccines through creative posters and videos.

View the winning entries!

Flu Challenge Winner Announced

Flu Challenge Winner Announced

For the 2017–2018 flu season, the New Jersey Department of Health implemented the inaugural New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge to promote flu vaccination on campus.

View the winner of this year’s challenge!

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: 5/18/2018