Community/Public Health

Community/Public Health

Health Services has primary responsibility for addressingpublic health issues impacting the UNH community. Thisresponsibility includes:

  • Promoting and addressing the health needs of our community
  • Surveillance, prevention and response tocommunicable disease outbreaks and other threats to health
  • Serving on university and local emergency response groups
  • Working closely with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the public health of the UNH community

If you have questions, please contact Judy Stevens, community health nurse. 


Public Health Topics 

This page includes infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that can be spread from one person to another.  You will also find information on illnesses which are spread by insects (lyme disease, lice, bed bugs) and spores (anthrax).  We want you to get the facts about preventing illnesses which may be seen in the UNH community and how to stay safe. 

The following contains information on what these diseases are, how these diseases are transmitted and most importantly how to prevent them.

Anthrax

Bed Bugs

Colds

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Flu 

H1N1

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Lice  

Lyme Disease

MRSA

Meningitis

Mumps

Salmonella/Salmonellosis

Scabies  

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Tuberculosis

West Nile