The Walworth County Public Health unit is
responsible for communicable disease supervision within the county.
Communicable diseases are reported to the Public Health unit for
surveillance, investigation, and control.
All providers are required by law to report certain
communicable diseases to Public Health.
Click here for a link to required reporting, HFS 145, Appendix A.
Examples of diseases that are reported to Public Health include food and
waterborne diseases such as salmonella and cryptosporidium; blood borne
diseases such as hepatitis; respiratory infections such as tuberculosis and
blastomycosis; tick and mosquito borne diseases such as West Nile Virus and
Lyme and vaccine preventable diseases
such as measles, whooping cough, and influenza. Sexually transmitted
diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are monitored by the STD program
within the Health Department.
For information on specific diseases, see the
Wisconsin's Communicable Disease Fact Sheets
In response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
outbreak occurring in West Africa, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health
has developed the guidance and tools for healthcare providers and
infection preventionists (listed below).
Interim Guidance for Wisconsin Clinicians Regarding Possible Ebola Virus
Infection among Travelers from West
Infection Control Measures for Patients Hospitalized with Suspected
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Log of Individuals Entering Rooms Housing Patients with Suspect/Confirmed
Ebola Virus Disease
Personal Protective Equipment for Individuals Entering Rooms Housing
Patients with Suspect/Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease
The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C
Information & Referral Center
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For additional local information on Communicable
Diseases, contact the Walworth County Health Department at
262-741-3140 and ask to speak to the Communicable Disease
Nurse or the STD program coordinator.