The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Extended hours on Tuesdays (8 AM – 6:30 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 2017 holiday observances on the following dates:
Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii. It is spread to humans by the Ixodes scapularis tick (also known as the black-legged tick or deer tick). Anyone can get Lyme disease, but people who spend more time outdoors are at a higher risk of being bitten by an infected tick. In Wisconsin, the highest number of cases are seen in the western and northern regions, but recently cases have increased in the central and eastern regions. The average number of cases reported has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Symptoms can be severe and life altering if left untreated. The Waukesha County Public Health Division provides surveillance and education.
Visit CDC Lyme Disease website for more information.