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Legionellosis Incidence Among New Jersey Residents

origin_of_data: NJ EPHT Project Staff
origin_of_data: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
publication_date: 201710
indicator_title: Legionellosis Incidence Among New Jersey Residents
link_to_dataset: https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/indicator/complete_profile/Legionellosis.html
abstract: Legionellosis refers to infections caused by Legionella species of bacteria. It includes both Legionnaire's Disease, a severe form of pneumonia, and Pontiac Fever, a flu-like illness that is usually self limiting. Legionella is a naturally occurring bacteria commonly found in warm water sources such as large plumbing systems, hot water tanks, cooling towers, hot tubs, respiratory equipment, and decorative fountains. Disease transmission is not person-to-person. Instead, a person must breath in water droplets, mist, or vapor contaminated with the bacteria to become infected. Those at greatest risk of developing legionellosis are elderly persons, current and former smokers, persons with chronic lung diseases, and immunocompromised persons. Legionellosis has been a reportable disease in New Jersey since 2003.
beginning_date_in_dataset: 20060101
end_date_of_dataset: Most recent year of publicly available data
publication_date_of_dataset: Time Period End Date
dataset_status: Complete
update_frequency: Annually
westbound_coordinate: -75.559791000000004
eastbound_coordinate: -73.893980999999997
northbound_coordinate: 41.357427000000001
southbound_coordinate: 38.928767999999998
themekey_type: FIPS 5-2 (State);
theme_keyword: New Jersey, NJ, 34
themekey_type: NONE
theme_keyword: legionellosis, legionella
placekey_type: FIPS 5-2 (State)
place_keyword: New Jersey, NJ, 34
placekey_type: FIPS 6-4 (County)
place_keyword: Atlantic, 34001; Bergen, 34003; Burlington, 34005; Camden, 34007; Cape May, 34009; Cumberland, 34011; Essex, 34013; Gloucester, 34015; Hudson, 34017; Hunterdon, 34019; Mercer, 34021; Middlesex, 34023; Monmouth, 34025; Morris, 34027; Ocean, 34029; Passaic, 34031; Salem, 34033; Somerset, 34035; Sussex, 34037; Union, 34039; Warren, 34041
access_constraints_to_data: None
use_constraints_of_data: These are aggregate summary measures of legionellosis incidence and therefore should not be used in any epidemiologic investigations of health outcome and environmental linkages.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
security_system: None
security_classification: None
security_handling_procedure: None
GIS_notes: None
data_processing_step_description: Creation of NCDM table successfully performed.
data_processing_step_date: 201610
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
data_use_liability: In preparation of data, every effort has been made to offer the most current, and correct data possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in data may occur. The NJ EPHTN and National EPHTN disclaim any responsibility for data errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained within the database. The state and national EPHTN also reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.
data_request_info: These data are distributed through the New Jersey Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Portal.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
metadata_standard_name: EPHTN Tracking Network Profile Version 1.2
metadata_access_constraints: None
metadata_use_constraints: None