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State Public Health Laboratory Services 

The Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory provides comprehensive public health laboratory services for diagnosis, surveillance, investigation, and prevention consistent with public health goals.

Tick-borne Diseases 

Ticks can carry harmful diseases. Learn about tick-borne illnesses and how to avoid tick bites.

Mosquito-borne Diseases 

Learn how to protect yourself from illness.

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)  

Information about Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) supported HIV PrEP Programs

Syringe service programs 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health supported syringe services programs (SSPs)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) 

STD information, treatment guidelines, data, and reports

Fact Sheets on Infectious Diseases 

Information about the symptoms and treatments of infectious diseases, and how you can protect yourself from the risk of illness.

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.


Learn about rabies virus and view surveillance data

Foodborne illness 

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.

Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance 

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.

Refugee health  

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.

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) 

Information about reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections

Hepatitis A 

Information and resources about Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B (HBV)  

Information and resources about Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C (HCV) 

Hepatitis C virus information, screening and treatment guidelines, and educational materials

Immunization Resources and Events 

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.

Integrated testing and linkage services  

Information about Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) supported testing and linkage to treatment programs for HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis.


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.

Zika Virus  

The latest information and recommendations related to Zika Virus.

Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences Public Records Request 

Learn how to request public records from the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences