Communicable Diseases

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The Health Department serves as a resource to local healthcare providers, schools, employers, and the general public to address diseases that can be passed from one person to another, or from animals to humans. Public health follow-up is required by WI State Statute 252.05 for many communicable diseases, including: food or waterborne illnesses, hepatitis, measles, mumps, meningitis, human rabies, rubella, tuberculosis, Lyme’s disease, and others. More information on these diseases can be found at the following links:

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Center for Disease Control: click on Diseases & Conditions

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI): The Health Department conducts follow-up counseling  for people diagnosed with a reportable STI such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Women who cannot afford testing for STI’s may be eligible for financial assistance in getting care through the Wisconsin Medicaid Family Planning Waiver Program; contact the Health Department for more information. Additional information about sexual health issues can be found at Planned Parenthood.

Foodborne Illnesses: Symptoms of a food borne illness may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain/cramping. Since these symptoms are consistent with a wide variety of health conditions, you should contact your healthcare provider to determine the correct course of action, including ensuring adequate fluid intake. This is especially important if you have had symptoms for 3 or more days , or work in food service, healthcare or childcare.

Tickborne Illnesses: Lyme’s disease is the most common tick borne illness seen in Fond du Lac County. For information about protecting yourself, and symptoms of Lyme’s, see the related fact sheet at: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.

Vaccine Preventable Illnesses: Information about immunizations available at: Immunizations

 

Location at City/County Government Center on the 3rd floor

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday (except legal holidays)
Phone: 920-929-3085
After Hours: To report an urgent communicable disease call 920- 929-3085 follow the prompts to be connected to the nurse on-call.
Fax: 920-929-3102
Email: Click here