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Legionnaires' Cases in Union County

As of May 23, NJDOH is aware of 22 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who live in or visited Union County.

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Legionnaires' Cases in Union County

As of May 23, NJDOH is aware of 22 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who live in or visited Union County.

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Learn about Legionnaires' disease

Legionellosis (often called "Legionnaires' disease") is a bacterial infection that affects 8,000-18,000 Americans each year.

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Smaller Farms Can Now Become WIC-Authorized Farmers’ Markets

Any farmer or farmers’ market is encouraged to apply to the WIC program by calling 609-292-9560

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Combating Maternal Mortality

New measures will improve health outcomes for New Jersey’s mothers and babies, as well as address racial disparities in maternal and infant care.

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Ocean County Measles Outbreak

An outbreak of measles is ongoing in Ocean County, with 12 cases. Check out our measles web page for the latest information.

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NJ Invests $6 million in HIT to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Funding will support implementation of electronic health records in facilities through the NJ Health Information Network.

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Medicinal Marijuana Program Now Serves 46,875 Patients

953 physicians and 1,891 caregivers also participate in the program.

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Newsletter

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In the Spotlight

Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month

Don't let a tick make you sick! May is Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month.

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Tips from Former Smokers

CDC's Tips from Former Smokers campaign, now in its 8th year, raises awareness about the dangers of smoking and motivates smokers to quit.

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Focus on HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses, some of which can lead to cancer. Vaccination offers protection.

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Syringe Access

One of New Jersey’s many initiatives to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS is supporting syringe access and needle exchange programs.

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Healthy New Jersey 2030

Planning is now underway for Healthy New Jersey 2030! Learn about the HNJ2030 initiative and how to get involved.

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Meet NJSHAD

The NJSHAD system provides on-demand access to public health datasets, statistics and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.

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NJ Opioid Data Dashboard

Interactive data visualizations of opioid and other drug-related indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public.

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Last Reviewed: 5/24/2019