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.