To report a communicable disease or for questions, please call
715 . 748 . 1410 – option 6.

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The Taylor County Health Department provides confidential consultation and follow-up for surveillance and control of specific infectious diseases, including vector-borne diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and food and waterborne illnesses.

Program Objectives:

  • Investigation, follow-up and surveillance for all reported communicable diseases
  • Institute control measures to protect the public
  • Prevention of vaccine preventable disease through immunization
  • Provide communicable disease education to health care providers, community members and individuals diagnosed

Reporting Communicable Disease:

  • Wisconsin Statutes 252.05 and Administrative Rule Chapter HFS 145 require the reporting of communicable disease to the health department for follow-up.

    Disease Control Focus Areas:

    • Food and Waterborne Illness Examples:
      • Campylobacteriosis
      • Giardiasis
      • Salmonellosis
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Vector-Borne Disease Examples:
      • Blastomycosis
      • Ehrlichiosis
      • Lyme Disease
      • West Nile Virus
    • Vaccine-Preventable Disease Examples:
      • Diphtheria
      • Hepatitis B
      • Influenza
      • Measles
      • Mumps
      • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
      • Polio
      • Rubella
      • Tetanus
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Examples:
      • Chlamydia
      • Gonorrhea
      • Syphilis
    • Tuberculosis
    • COVID-19
    • Influenza
      • This can be divided into several types which include seasonal, pandemic and avian. A presentation is available differentiating the types from the Health Department. There are checklists available at the pandemic flu website for your home, business and schools.