Communicable Disease Surveillance and Education

New Jersey has developed an electronic, web-enabled system where public health partners statewide can instantly report and track incidences of communicable diseases. The Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) facilitates the timely reporting and immediate sharing of pertinent data, thus supporting appropriate public health responses, be they isolated incidences or multi-state outbreaks. The Montclair public health nurses monitor reports of communicable diseases and communicate with doctors, hospitals, schools and residents to ensure appropriate follow up.