Get ready for the next Outbreak! Monday, August 7th thru Friday, August 11th 2017


OUTBREAK is an invigorating week-long interactive program presented by the Public Health Museum. This unique program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn the history and importance of public health, including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that could affect people worldwide.


More Program information will be coming shortly



Past Outbreak Activities — 2016

Outbreak 2016 was held August 1st-5th and included field trips to the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute and the Worcester Family Health Center.


Outbreak students visit the Worcester Family Health Center where they met Ebola survivor Dr. Rick Sacra.


Dr. Sacra demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment.


Outbreak students meet with State Senator Barbara L’Italien.


Outbreak students meet with Dr. Michael McGuill, Massachusetts’ first Public Health Veterinarian.


Outbreak participants tour the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute.

Outbreak students tour the Public Health Museum. Here they are learning about the Museum’s WPA Federal Art Project Murals depicting Massachusetts’ industries.


What caused the illness? Outbreak students investigate a food-borne illness outbreak.


Outbreak students learn about mosquito identification while visiting the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute.


Below are photos of just some of the fun during previous Outbreak programs.

See how germs spread!

See how easily germs spread!

Public Health Nursing Rocks!

Public Health Nursing Rocks!

Zombie antidote -- come find out what it's all about!

Zombie antidote — come find out what it’s all about!

Making friends and having fun!

Making friends and having fun!