The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services is the chief public health strategist for the Greater Nashua Region, and the first accredited health department in New Hampshire (NH). We provide a range of direct services and engage a variety of partners on strategic initiatives to ensure the health and well being of every member of our community.
To promote, protect, and preserve the health and well being of the Greater Nashua Region through leadership and community collaboration.
To have an informed, safe, healthy, and resilient community where all people can thrive and prosper.
Hepatitis A infection is a vaccine-preventable viral infection that infects the liver. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is contagious and is transmitted when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and jaundice. The infection causes inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), and severe infections can result in liver failure and even death.
Small actions can make a big difference during a disaster or emergency. Pledge to learn about simple activities you can do to help yourself, your household, and your community become more prepared. By taking the pledge to "GoPREP," you will receive information, tips, and resources provided by industry leaders to help you become more prepared. Every action you take will help increase your community’s resilience to disasters and emergencies! Visit our website for more information about how you can take action to prepare yourself, your household, and your community.