how we learn about infectious disease
We investigate reports of infectious disease in Bennington County. If you are diagnosed with a reportable disease, one of our nurses may contact you to discuss your illness, ask you about how you got sick, and help prevent your friends and family from also getting sick. Learn more about the Health Department's work to prevent, track and treat reportable diseases, to keep our communities healthy.
In Bennington County, we partner with infectious disease specialists at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to investigate cases of reportable diseases.
Prevent HIV, STDs and Viral Hepatitis
We work with community partners, sharing information on how to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Our partners include infection prevention specialists from hospitals and long-term care facilities in our area. Learn more about Vermont's Collaborative to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimictobial Stewardship.
Examples of Our Work
We offer presentations on infectious disease control and prevention topics. Child care centers, long-term care facilities and town health officers are some of the groups the Health Department has worked with. Topics include tickborne disease, healthcare-associated infections, HIV and hepatitis C. If you would like a presentation to your group or organization, please call us.