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Infectious Disease Outbreak response

If there was an outbreak of an infectious or mysterious disease in the US (say, in Vermont), who would the local authorities contact, and how would it be investigated/handled?

The disease I have in mind is 'consumption' or as it is known today, tuberculosis. I realize this can be easily cured nowadays, but in the story, they couldn't cure it and have to the conclusion that is was a new, tougher strain of the disease.

Edit: The story is set mostly in the present time (modern day) and a bit on the early 1900s. *smacks self* I'm sorry for the confusion. Thank you so much for your help!

EDIT (again): THank you so much to those who helped! Now I have a better idea of what to write!
Tags: usa: government (misc), ~medicine: illnesses: infectious (misc)

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