The City of Northampton Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, environmental health inspection, public outreach, education, and empowerment.
The Health Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting businesses that provide services to the public to ensure compliance with local, state and federal law.
What you need to know about diseases transmitted by mosquitoes:
West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are serious diseases caused by a virus transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. Read on...