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Infectious Diseases

The Boston Public Health Commission provides a wealth of information related to preventing and treating infectious diseases. 

BPHC has been leading Boston’s collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the latest data on the Boston COVID-19 Dashboard and our COVID-19 response page.  

The Boston Public Health Commission encourages everyone to know the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, understand prevention strategies, and get vaccinated if you are eligible. Learn more about monkeypox

What we do

The Boston Public Health Commission's Infectious Disease Bureau strives to:

  • reduce the impact of infectious diseases
  • prevent morbidity associated with these diseases
  • create healthier lives for Boston residents

Work within the Infectious Disease Bureau includes:

  • disease surveillance
  • investigating cases and outbreaks
  • funding HIV/AIDS-related education and care through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act
  • community and provider education related to other communicable diseases
  • operation of a tuberculosis clinic
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