Infectious disease surveillance, reporting, and control
Local health departments, clinical providers, and laboratories will find information here regarding the reporting and control of infectious disease in Massachusetts.
Infectious diseases cause illness, suffering and even death, and place an enormous financial burden on society. State public health officials rely on local boards of health, healthcare providers, laboratories and other public health personnel to report the occurrence of notifiable diseases as required by law. The information and resources in this section are for local health departments, clinical providers, hospitals, laboratories and others.