Infectious Disease Control in Windham County

The Brattleboro Local Health Office investigates reportable diseases in Windham County and educates the public about disease transmission and prevention. We watch local health trends, particularly when we observe an unexpected uptick of cases in our community. To help keep our community healthy, we communicate with healthcare providers in our region to discuss disease reporting, testing, and observation for those who have been diagnosed with certain diseases.
 
We provide condoms for HIV, STD and hepatitis prevention. Stop by our office during business hours to choose your risk-reduction supplies. HIV, STDs and hepatitis are treatable and preventable. There are resources available to help. Many are free or covered by insurance and offered in multiple locations across Vermont.
 
The Department of Health is available to receive reports of disease 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: call 802-863-7240 or 800-640-4374 (VT only). Reportable diseases are illnesses that are considered to be of public health importance, and must be reported by health care providers and laboratories to health departments and the Centers for Disease Control.

Examples of Our Work

  • We offered six Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis prevention presentations this year. Presentations were given to Town Health Officers in Brattleboro, and to the public in Londonderry, Brattleboro, Wilmington, and Townshend.
  • We co-present monthly presentations with the AIDS Project at Habit Opco Brattleboro on HIV and Hepatitis C prevention.
  • We work with a number of community partners on Cluster Meetings, which aim to prevent infections in different types of local facilities.
  • We’ve provided Zika prevention posters to schools to educate students and teachers who might be traveling during vacations and summer break. We also prepared a presentation about Zika and prevention for our local Town Health Officers.
We work to promote the health of all Vermonters, and that includes individuals within our LGBTQ community. We welcome your concerns or questions you may have about infectious disease control or prevention!

Related Resources

The AIDS Project of Southern VT (free, confidential HIV testing conveniently located around the corner from the Brattleboro Local Health Office) 

Learn More

Immunization & Infectious Disease in Vermont 
Mosquito-borne Diseases in Vermont

Tickborne Diseases in Vermont
HIV in Vermont 
Hepatitis C in Vermont 

Contact Us

Megan, Public Health Nurse
Phone: 802-251-2105