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Infectious and Communicable Diseases

Disease Names
  • There are more than 70 diseases that must be reported, by law, to the NJ Department of Health.
  • Communicable or infectious diseases are handled by several programs in the Department.
  • The Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services is responsible for surveillance of the diseases in the Division name.
  • All other infectious, zoonotic, and vaccine-preventable diseases are under the purview of the Communicable Disease Service.

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Infectious diseases are a leading cause of illness and death throughout the world.  The enormous diversity of microbes combined with their ability to evolve and adapt to changing populations, environments, practices, and technologies creates ongoing threats to health and continually challenges our efforts to prevent and control infectious diseases.1

The New Jersey Department of Health and local public health departments depend on reports of diseases and conditions of public health concern to protect the health of all New Jersey residents.

Communicable Disease Incidence

Sexually Transmitted Disease Incidence

HIV/AIDS Cases and Deaths

HIV Test - Adults (BRFSS)

Immunizations - Adults (BRFSS)

Immunization Status Reports from Schools

Hospitalizations: Emergency Department and Inpatient

Select diseases of interest in the Diagnosis step of the query builder screen. For diseases not listed, use "User-defined diagnosis codes."


Select diseases of interest in the "Cause of death" step of the query builder screen. Many infectious and parasitic diseases can be selected under "NCHS 113 selected causes of death." For diseases not listed, use "User defined causes."

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Thu, 23 May 2024 1:23:57 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: ".

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