Health Emergencies

General health emergencies can arise in many forms, from the local appearance of a tick- or insect-borne disease,to a widespread outbreak of foodborne illness, to a pandemic influenza that simultaneously sickens enough people to threaten essential services and close schools and businesses.

We suggest using these online resources to get a general understanding of ways you can prepare for these and other health threats.

Then, organize your household plans in consultation with your health care providers, local emergency service providers, and your support network of family and friends.

Arboviral Illnesses (diseases caused by bites from ticks or insects)

Foodborne Illnesses

Infectious Disease Outbreaks

  • Influenza CDC links to many useful online information sources.
  • 211 New Hampshire Web site and toll-free telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community, including disaster help. Residents in New Hampshire can contact 2-1-1 NH toll-free by dialing 2-1-1 in state or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state.