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.

  1. Community Health Department

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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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 on our COVID-19 website 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. 

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 Tuberculosis

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.

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