Division of Health: Communicable Disease Investigator
Our mission is to prevent communicable disease among all citizens of New Jersey, and to promote the knowledge and use of healthy lifestyles to maximize the health and well-being of New Jerseyans.
We will accomplish our mission through our leadership, collaborative partnerships, and advocacy for communicable disease surveillance, research, education, treatment, prevention and control.
2019 Coronavirus Updates:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
Additional cases have been identified in international location including the US. There is concern about the spread of the disease – the below links provide additional information:
- Department of Health website: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
- CDC's website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html
- Public Call Center (NJPIES) – 1-800-222-1222
- 30-minute recorded webinar held on January 28th. The webinar may be accessed at: https://youtu.be/z5v4hXxS7oI
If you are concerned that you may have any of the symptoms please call/and/or visit your doctor.
The NJDHSS Communicable Disease Service Includes:
- Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Program (IZDP)
- Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP)
- Tuberculosis Control Program (TBCP)
The Health Departments is responsible for:
- Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
- Protecting the community against environmental hazards
- Preventing injuries
- Promoting and encourage healthy behaviors
- Responding to disasters and assist communities in recovery