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