Infectious and Communicable Diseases
- 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.
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.
- HIV Care and Treatment
- HIV Disease Deaths
- HIV Transmission
- Simultaneous Diagnosis of HIV and AIDS
- Suppressed Viral Load
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Other Infectious and Communicable Diseases
- Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Influenza and Pneumonia Deaths
- Legionellosis Incidence
- Lyme Disease Incidence
- Septicemia Deaths
- Tuberculosis Incidence
- Tuberculosis Patients Completing Curative Therapy
Communicable Disease Incidence
Sexually Transmitted Disease Incidence
Immunization Status Reports from Schools
Immunizations - Adults (BRFSS)
- Influenza Vaccination - Crude Rates
- Influenza Vaccination - Age-adjusted Rates
- Pneumococcal Vaccination - Crude Rates
- Pneumococcal Vaccination - Age-adjusted Rates
HIV Test - Adults (BRFSS)
Hospitalizations: Emergency Department and InpatientSelect diseases of interest in the Diagnosis step of the query builder screen. For diseases not listed, use "User-defined ICD-9 diagnosis codes."
MortalitySelect 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."
New Jersey Department of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services