- Communicable Disease Fact Sheets
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Information from the CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist
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.
- 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:
HIV and AIDS
Vector-Borne Disease Examples:
- Lyme Disease
- West Nile Virus
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Examples:
- Hepatitis B
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Examples:
- 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.