Communicable Disease Spotlight

Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey Products

The Communicable Disease Service along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products.

Learn more about the outbreak

Now available: Fall 2018 Northeastern Basic Course for infection Prevention and Control

Now available: Fall 2018 Northeastern Basic Course for infection Prevention and Control

Please review the brochure announcing the Fall 2018 Northeastern Basic Course for Principles of Infection Prevention and Control to be held October 15 - October 19, 2018, at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Space is limited, please register early! Early registration deadline is September 15, 2018. Late registration deadline is September 22, 2018.

Learn more about the Basic Course for Infection Prevention and Control

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.

Click here for a list of events occurring throughout the state!

Important Message Regarding CDRSS

Important Message Regarding CDRSS

CDRSS 2.0 is live! You can access the system at https://cdrs.doh.state.nj.us/cdrss/login/loginPage. The first time you access the system, you will need to activate your user account. Important information on how to activate your account, as well as FAQs and training information are posted on the CDRSS 2.0 home page.

Click here to access the system

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.

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!

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

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: 8/14/2018