The Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory provides comprehensive public health laboratory services for diagnosis, surveillance, investigation, and prevention consistent with public health goals.
Ticks have the potential to carry harmful diseases. Learn about tick-borne illnesses and how to avoid tick bites.
Learn how to protect yourself from illness.
Information about Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) supported HIV PrEP Programs
Information about the symptoms and treatments of infectious diseases, and how you can protect yourself from the risk of illness.
Local health departments, clinical providers, and laboratories will find information here regarding the reporting and control of infectious disease in Massachusetts.
Learn about rabies virus and view surveillance data
Foodborne illness, or “food poisoning,” is caused by the consumption of food or drinks that have been contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals. Typical symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
Antibiotics are drugs that kill bacteria, tiny germs that can cause infections and disease. Antibiotics have been used for many years to treat illnesses caused by bacteria.
Health and well-being are fundamental to successful refugee resettlement and integration. Learn about refugee health in Massachusetts.
Handwashing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from many communicable diseases.
HIV is a disease that attacks a person's immune system and can cause serious illness, but can be controlled with medications and proper care. Here you can find information about HIV, including prevention and treatment.
Information about reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections
Information and resources about Hepatitis A
Information and resources about Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C virus information, screening and treatment guidelines, and educational materials
We are committed to promoting the health of Massachusetts' residents by reducing the burden of vaccine preventable diseases.
Learn about influenza and how to prevent and control the spread of disease.
Learn about Meningitis infections and related vaccination requirements
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. TB can be cured. TB can be prevented.
The latest information and recommendations related to Zika Virus.
Learn how to request public records from the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences