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Communicable Disease Program
About the Program
The Greater Nashua Communicable Disease program offers clinical preventive services including screening tests, counseling interventions, immunizations, and prophylactic regimens for individuals of all ages and risk categories. Our Community Health Team follows up on all legally reportable communicable diseases.
Communicable Disease Reporting
To report a communicable disease, please call the following:
- Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm: City of Nashua DPHCS Community Health Department at (603) 589-4500, option 2
- Outside of Business Hours: NH Department of Health and Human Services at (603) 271-4496
Coronavirus Disease 2019
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. We continue to provide the latest information and updates to inform our community on the current status of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the response efforts by the City of Nashua and Greater Nashua Public Health Network (GNPHN), and any additional updates related to the health and safety of our community.
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus. In May 2022, monkeypox was identified in the United States (U.S.) in a Massachusetts resident who traveled outside the country. Since then, monkeypox has been identified in nearly every state in the U.S. and in countries where cases do not typically occur. Symptoms are most often mild, but in rare cases a more severe illness can occur that might require hospitalization.
- DPHCS Monkeypox Fact Sheet (English / Spanish / Portuguese / Swahili / French)
- NH DHHS Monkeypox Website
- CDC Monkeypox Website
The Greater Nashua Tuberculosis (TB) Program offers services including reporting, investigation, and directly-observed therapy and education for active cases of TB. TB is caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. TB bacteria are spread through the air from one person to another when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.