In general, an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in a facility is defined as the presence of more diarrhea or vomiting than would usually be expected in the facility, or in a particular unit, for that time of year. A simple threshold for when to suspect an acute gastroenteritis (AGE) outbreak is when three or more residents and/or staff experience AGE symptoms within a 72-hour period and have geographic commonality (i.e., same wing, unit, floor).
A specific case definition for norovirus could be: Acute onset of vomiting and/or diarrhea (three or more loose stools in a 24-hour period) in a resident or staff member and whose symptoms have no other apparent cause.
Public Health Services
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
The Public Health Immunization Clinic is open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (262) 896-8430.
The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Monday-Friday. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
WIC Clinic is open for services by appointment only. For more information call 262-896-8440. Enter thorugh the Public Health main entrance.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (8:15 AM - 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM - 5:30 PM)
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.
The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for the following observed holidays in 2023: