Communicable Disease

Information on Monkeypox

The Salem County Department of Health Communicable Disease Program protects our residents through disease surveillance, investigation, and management of more than 60 reportable diseases. Our investigation team, in collaboration with the New Jersey State Department of Health’s Regional Epidemiologist, help provide Salem County residents with education, programs, and services that protect the public by reducing the spread of communicable diseases.

SCHD Nursing Program Communicable Disease Program

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Certain communicable disease such as chickenpox, Hepatitis A, B, and C, Pertussis, and Salmonella must be reported to the Salem County Health Department

Reportable Diseases

When diagnosed and reported, the Salem County Department of Health is required to investigate individual cases and outbreaks of that reported disease.

More information on Reportable Diseases ⇒


Influenza (Flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.

The CDC recommends an annual influenza vaccination for all persons aged 6 months and older who do not have contraindications.

Sexual Transmitted Infections

An infection that is transmitted through sexual contact caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Some STI’s can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth.

More information on Sexually Transmitted Infections ⇒


Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease which usually affects the lungs, spread from person to person through the air.

More information on Tuberculosis ⇒

Quick Links

  1. Communicable Disease Fact Sheets –
  2. New Jersey Hospital Directory –
  3. Guidance for Travelers –

Quick reference guide for reportable diseases