Communicable Disease Program

Communicable Disease Prevention

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.

  1. Community Health Department

    Phone: 603-589-4500
    Fax: 603-594-3323

Tuberculosis Program

The Greater Nashua Tuberculosis (TB) Program offers services including reporting, investigation, and directly-observed therapy and education for active cases of TB.

About TB

Tuberculosis (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. To learn more about TB, visit the CDC.

image of magnet for DPHCS mobile outreach van promoting TB testing

For More Information: 603-589-4500