Communicable Disease Control

Jefferson County Health Department
Communicable Disease Control

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  • Outbreak Surveillance
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  • STI Testing

Wisconsin has communicable disease reporting requirements that support public health’s responsibilities to control the incidence and spread of communicable diseases in our state.

The diseases and conditions that are reportable are considered to have significant public health impact, and any confirmed or suspected cases must be reported promptly.

Category I diseases must be reported IMMEDIATELY by telephone (preferred) to the patient's local health officer, or their designee. Category II diseases must be reported within 72 hours either electronically through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease Case Report, F-44151 or STD Case Report Form, F-44243, or by other means. HIV/AIDS should be reported directly to the Wisconsin HIV Program.

The Jefferson County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Nurses provide all the communicable disease follow up, education, guidance, and outbreak surveillance.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C | CDC

Information for the public and health professionals.



Hepatitis C | CDC

Information for the public and health professionals.




To speak to a Communicable Disease Nurse please call 920-674-7275
Para Español por favor llame (920) 674-7213

          A list of all reportable communicable diseases can be found here