Communicable Disease

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To report a communicable disease call the 24/7 Public Health Department phone line at 715-726-7900.

 Physicians are required by law to report certain illnesses or infections to their local public health agency. Some diseases that are considered to be of "urgent health importance" must be reported immediately by telephone.

Examples: 

  • Anthrax
  • Botulism
  • foodborne or waterborne outbreaks
  • Hepatitis A
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pertussis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies
  • Rubella
  • Smallpox
  • Tuberculosis.

Other diseases can be reported within 72 hours. 

These include: 
  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E.coli H7:0157
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Listeriosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Reye Syndrome
  • Salmonellosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (chlamydia, gonorrhea)
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid Fever
  •  Varicella (chickenpox).