Infectious Disease Data

Under Massachusetts law, approximately 80 communicable or infectious diseases are reportable by health care providers and laboratories to local boards of health. State and local public health departments monitor communicable disease cases in order to ensure proper identification and follow-up of cases: detect and respond to unusual occurrences of disease; identify trends over time; and evaluate the effectiveness of disease prevention and control efforts.

For Fact Sheets on Infectious Diseases visit Fact Sheets.

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