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West Nile Virus

Update Oct. 2

State health officials reported the second death from West Nile virus this year. Cambridge residents are urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Read update.

Algal Bloom

Update Sept. 24

The algal bloom advisory currently covers the area of the Charles River from the Harvard Bridge (near Mass Ave.) to the Museum of Science Dam. Read full update

Community Health Improvement Plan

2015 Health Bulletin


Insect-Borne Diseases
Learn about Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Info includes disease fact sheets, data, latest news, and prevention tips.

Overdose Prevention
Learn how OPEN, a four-city coalition based at the health department, is responding to the statewide opioid crisis. For prevention resources, visit the OPEN website or connect on Twitter.
Learn how the public health department will improve the health of the community through a voluntary accreditation process.

Flu Shots

Fall 2015

Cambridge flu clinics will be held Oct. 7–Nov. 4. View schedule.

Domestic Violence Vigil

Oct. 7

A candlelight vigil at City Hall will honor people who lost their lives to domestic violence.

21 Proof Trainings


See the training schedule for owners/managers and bartenders/waiters of Cambridge establishments licensed to pour alcohol.

Find a Market

Six Cambridge farmers markets are open this summer and fall. Dates and locations

Fundraiser for Residents

Help low-income residents purchase fresh food at Cambridge farmers markets. 

Find regulatory information here. More 


The mission of the Cambridge Public Health Department is to protect the health of city residents, workers, and visitors. The Cambridge Public Health Department is part of Cambridge Health Alliance. Through an agreement with the City of Cambridge, the Alliance provides health care services for the benefit of residents and workers.

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