Communicable Diseases

The Hopewell Health Department monitors and serves as a reporting agency for communicable diseases in Hopewell Township, in order to keep our community safe by preventing further spread and assist patients, and their close contacts, with any questions or concerns. 

For information about communicable disease and additional health topics, visit the New Jersey Department of Health's "A-Z" guide: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ if you have any questions or concerns, or wish to report an illness, please contact our Public Health Nurse at 609-537-0238.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. For more information visit the CDC's homepage on RSV and learn about the symptoms and prevention measures.

 RSV for older adults fact sheetRSV fact sheet for infants and young children





Legionella 

Legionella

See full Press Release by the New Jersey Department of Health.

See this pamphlet details for homeowners regarding maintenance of household water systems.  

View Legionnaires' Disease Fact Sheet 


Monkeypox 

Scientists at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are tracking multiple cases of Monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don't normally report Monkeypox, including the United States. Risk to the general public is low, but you should seek medical care immediately if you develop new, unexplained skin rash (lesions on any part of the body) with or without fever and chills, and avoid contact with others.

For more information about Monkeypox, please visit the NJDOH website: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypox.shtml 

Flyer describing Monkeypox key facts including symptoms, transmission, and diagnosis.Flyer showing Monkeypox vaccination in New Jersey including who can get vaccinated