New Jersey Zoonotic Disease Incident Report Mobile App
Zoonotic diseases are a group of infectious diseases that are spread between animals and humans.
How does it work?
Zootonic diseases can be caused by virus bacteria, parasite, or fungus, but are carried by animals. Because these communicable diseases can cause serious illness and complications, health departments and the Centers for Disease Control track each case. People can acquire the human strains of the disease through direct or indirect contact with infected animals, as well as vector-borne or foodborne illness. The New Jersey Zoonotic Disease Incident Report app allows a local health department to document and communicate an infectious disease case in which a human has contracted the illness because of an animal. The app user will complete the basic information and contact details for the local health department, the person reporting, the animal owner or facility. The disease report details will include the suspected causative agent or patient diagnosis and indicate whether the incidence part of an outbreak and the number of reported cases. Finally, the app user will expand on the case, providing case-specific information about the animal, laboratory test results, and risk factors for human exposure.