Communicable Disease Spotlight

Influenza Activity

Influenza Activity

Influenza activity continues to increase in New Jersey. Following several easy steps can help prevent the spread of the flu. Get a flu vaccine, it's not too late! Cover your coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands frequently. And finally, stay home when you are sick.

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New Jersey College & University Flu Challenge

Flu can affect anyone, but several lifestyle factors of college/university students can put them at increased risk of contracting the flu. Join the NJ College & University Flu Challenge to encourage students to get vaccinated against the flu!

Take the Flu Challenge!

Now available: Spring 2019 Northeastern Basic Course for Infection Prevention and Control

Now available: Spring 2019 Northeastern Basic Course for Infection Prevention and Control

Please review the brochure announcing the Spring 2019 Northeastern Basic Course for Principles of Infection Prevention and Control to be held April 8 through April 12, 2019, at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Space is limited, please register early! Early registration deadline is March 8, 2019. Late registration deadline is March 15, 2019.

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New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

Showcase your role in improving the health of students, employees, patients, and communities by enrolling in the NJ Influenza Honor Roll! The Influenza Honor Roll is open to four categories of honorees: business, community-based partners, education, and new this year - healthcare facilities. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Enroll in the 2018-2019 Honor Roll

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AR)

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AR)

There is a new landing page for HAI and AR information from the Communicable Disease Service! Bookmark the landing page for easy access to educational resources, prevention tools, and reporting information.

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2019 New Jersey Immunization Conference

2019 New Jersey Immunization Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 NJ Immunization Conference--(S)HOT TOPICS: A FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS. The conference is scheduled for May 29, 2019 in Piscataway, NJ. The keynote speakers and workshop sessions will cover appropriate vaccine storage and handling techniques, disease detection and response, and other immunization fundamentals.

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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 New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health. The campaign includes an annual poster and video contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations.

Learn about Protect Me With 3+

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: 3/13/2019