Communicable Disease Spotlight

Monkeypox

Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a disease that can affect anyone. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that often begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. Click the button below to access information for the public, healthcare providers, local heath departments, and laboratories.

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Flu Season is Here

Flu Season is Here

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

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COVID-19

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Click the button below to access more information specific to the public, schools, businesses, public health professionals, and health care professionals.

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Infection Prevention Course

Infection Prevention Course

Registration is open! This course is designed to prepare the new Infection Preventionist or person responsible for Infection Prevention and Control to perform the duties required in various types of healthcare settings.

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NEW Hepatitis Services Locator

NEW Hepatitis Services Locator

The New Jersey Department of Health Hepatitis Services Locator is an interactive directory for finding free or low cost publicly-funded hepatitis services, including vaccination, testing, and treatment.

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Traveler's Health

Traveler's Health

NJDOH has launched a new Traveler’s Health website! COVID-19 has changed travel plans for many. Our goal is to ensure healthy travel and keep you informed with the latest travel-related updates. Policies change regularly, so be sure to check the site for updated information.

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NJ Influenza Honor Roll

NJ Influenza Honor Roll

The Department of Health is now accepting applications for the NJ Influenza Honor Roll! Activities for consideration may include flu clinics, flu prevention campaigns, and partnerships with local organizations to promote flu vaccination.

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College & University Flu Challenge

College & University Flu Challenge

The NJ College and University Flu Challenge honors schools with the highest student flu vaccination rates. By participating in the challenge, institutions receive access to educational resources, an award of participation, and a chance to win the traveling trophy for the year!

Register for the 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: 10/18/2022