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Disease Control

Disease Control

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The Taylor County Health Department provides confidential consultation and follow-up for surveillance and control of specific infectious diseases, including vector-borne diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and food and waterborne illnesses.

Program Objectives:

  • Investigation, follow-up and surveillance for all reported communicable diseases
  • Institute control measures to protect the public
  • Prevention of vaccine preventable disease through immunization
  • Provide communicable disease education to health care providers, community members and individuals diagnosed

Reporting Communicable Disease:

  • Wisconsin Statutes 252.05 and Administrative Rule Chapter HFS 145 require the reporting of communicable disease to the health department for follow-up.

Disease Control Focus Areas:

Food and Waterborne Illness Examples:

  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Salmonellosis


Vector-Borne Disease Examples:

  • Blastomycosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • West Nile Virus

Vaccine-Preventable Disease Examples:

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Examples:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis



  • This can be divided into several types which include seasonal, pandemic and avian. A presentation is available differentiating the types from the Health Department. There are checklists available at the pandemic flu website for your home, business and schools.