General Communicable Disease Follow-up

Lincoln 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 Statutues 441 and 448 require the reporting of communicable disease to the local health department for follow-up.

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  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Blastomycosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • West Nile Virus
  • Hepatitis
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Chlamydia (CT)
  • ChancroidGonorrhea (GC)
  • Syphilis (all stages)
  • TB Skin testing is available for $15.

Useful Resources:

To learn more about specific disease control in Lincoln County, Wisconsin, browse the articles below:

Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis is a rare illness caused by a fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis, which may cause death.  It mainly affects the lungs and less often,…

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Food and Waterborne Diseases (Enteric)

Food Diseases Foodborne disease, often called food poisoning or foodborne illness, is any illness that results from eating contaminated…

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General Communicable Disease Follow-up

Lincoln County Health Department provides confidential consultation and follow-up for surveillance and control of specific infectious diseases,…

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Influenza (Flu)

During flu season, the Lincoln County Health Department will post updates on flu activity and our flu vaccine clinics and eligibility. Lincoln County…

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Information for Providers

Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Activity Report For the most up to date weekly flu reports in Wisconsin, go to…

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Measles is Still a Danger

Measles is one of the world’s most easily spread diseases. Fifty years after the approval of a very effective vaccine against measles, the virus…

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Outbreaks and New Emerging Diseases

There are always new diseases being reported all over the world, below are the diseases that are developing at this time: Zika Virus Disease Zika…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

In Lincoln County, Chlamydia Is The Most Commonly Reported STD. What Is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused…

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Tick Diseases

The prime season for tick-borne disease begins in May, when weather becomes warmer and deer ticks begin to be more active. Ticks live in wooded,…

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Tuberculosis

What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually affects the lungs but can infect…

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows, thanks to vaccinations. Even though most infants and toddlers have received all…

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West Nile

What is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus is a virus most commonly spread by infected mosquitoes. West Nile virus can cause febrile illness,…

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