What are communicable diseases and why must they be reported?
A communicable disease is an illness that can be transmitted from person to person. Examples of communicable diseases include tuberculosis, E. coli O157:H7, chickenpox, pertussis (whooping cough), measles and mumps.
Reporting of communicable diseases is required by Wisconsin State Statute 252.05 and Wisconsin Administrative Code HFS 145. School and daycare personnel are required to report suspicion of communicable diseases to the local health department.
For a list of all the reportable diseases in Wisconsin click here.
How are communicable diseases reported?
School personnel can report communicable diseases to the Waukesha County Public Health Division.by phone at 262-896-8430, fax at 262-896-8387, or mail at 615 W Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188. After 10/21/2013 mail to 514 Riverview Ave, Waukesha WI 53188.
What happens when a communicable disease is reported?
Waukesha County Public Health Division is the agency designated by state law to receive reports of communicable disease in Waukesha County residents. Upon receipt, an investigation is conducted to determine the source of infection and to prevent further disease spread in the community.