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Infectious diseases cause illness, suffering and even death, and place an enormous financial and emotional burden on society. In Massachusetts, infectious disease are managed through a partnership between local boards of health, healthcare providers, laboratories and the MA Dept. of Public Health Bureau of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Sciences. The Cooperative Public Health Service conducts the state-mandated disease monitoring, investigation, and reporting on behalf of member town Boards of Health, as required by law.


FRCOG Public Health Nurses and Health Educators talk with residents who are infected or exposed to a long list of infectious diseases to make sure they understand how to keep themselves and their families and coworkers safe. They also monitor trends in diseases in the district to create educational campaigns and other interventions.

Disease Data

Infectious disease surveillance data collected by the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS) are maintained in the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN). MAVEN contains epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and case management data utilized for case investigation and surveillance purposes on approximately 90 reportable infectious diseases

View MA Infectious Disease Reports and Requests
A Picture Of One Of The Lyme Disease Prevention Signs The District Has Erected At Parks, Trails, And Schools.


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Maureen O’Reilly

Health Educator/ Epidemiologist


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Meg Ryan

Regional Public Health Nurse


Lisa White

Lisa White

Regional Public Health Nurse


Boards and Committees
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