Health Department Communicable Diseases

Wisconsin State Law requires the reporting of acute communicable disease to the local health department for confidential investigation. Nursing staff and the Environmental Health Specialist investigate foodborne and waterborne outbreaks in an effort to control disease transmission.  Below are links to required disease reporting, and childhood communicable diseases.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/diseasereporting.htm

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44397.pdf

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Seasonal Influenza (Flu): Is it the Flu, a Cold, or Whooping Cough?

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Seasonal Influenza Prevention Tips

                                            # 1 TIP – WASH YOUR HANDS!keep calm wash hands

Most common colds, flu and gastrointestinal viruses (“stomach flu”) may be prevented or minimized by the careful and repetitive act of handwashing.
Handwashing, when done correctly, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Good hand washing technique is easy to learn and can significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases among both children and adults.  Read more…

Find out more here.