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Communicable Diseases

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 State of Wisconsin's Communicable Disease Fact Sheets

The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

KaliahKaliah's Story - A Story about Pertussis

Immunization Information

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sneeze in Your Sleeve video link


Tuberculosis Control

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.


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