**The NVHD office and WIC office remain closed to the public and walk-ins. Please call 203-881-3255 x100 to make an appointment.**

For information regarding COVID-19, visit www.NVHD.org/coronaviruses/COVID-19 or call 2-1-1. For information about COVID-19 Vaccine Eligiblity, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine

Disease Surveillance & Reporting

Disease Surveillance & Reporting

  • Our community health nurse collects all communicable disease reports, such as, influenza, STDs, or Hepatitis, and tracks the data for trends and monthly statistics.
  • Click here for the 2019 list of reportable diseases.
  • The NVHD shares responsibility with the Connecticut DPH in the surveillance, investigation, and control of disease outbreaks. Finding the source and preventing the spread of gastro enteric illnesses known to be caused by contaminated food, water, and person-to-person contact with infected persons or animals is the role of the local health department.

Tuberculosis (TB) Program

The NVHD works collaboratively with the CT TB Control Program whose mission it is to interrupt and prevent the transmission of TB, prevent emergence of drug resistant TB and reduce death, disability, illness, and much more caused by tuberculosis. NVHD works alongside DPH and physicians to conduct surveillance for TB disease and latent TB infection.  The Public Health Nurse conducts case interviews, education, screening, treatment and containment activities when we have a positive case.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases