Doctor on the phoneYou play an important role in our efforts to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Diseases & Conditions

Reportable Diseases


To report a person with a positive COVID-19 test:

  • Submit a WEDSS report, or
  • Fax a 4151 form and a copy of the lab report to (608) 266-4858

COVID-19 Deaths

To report that a person with COVID-19 has died:

  • Submit a WEDSS report, or
  • Call (608) 266-4821. If calling during non-business hours or on the weekend, please leave a message.


To report a person who is suspected or confirmed to have mpox:

  • Submit a WEDSS report, or
  • Fax a 4151 form and a copy of the lab report to (608) 266-4858

Below are resources for learning more about testing and vaccination:

  • Testing. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services no longer requires clinicians to get approval for mpox testing. See their Health Alert for more testing instructions.

What You Need to Report

Reportable diseases and conditions are considered to have a significant public health impact. Category I diseases should be reported immediately upon suspicion and all others should be reported within 72 hours of diagnosis.

 You can report:

Reporting Forms

Acute Respiratory Illness

Norovirus and Other Gastrointestinal Illness

24/7 Public Health Emergency Line

In the event of a public health emergency, we have a 24/7 number for health care professionals. Please call 608-267-3913 and leave a message with the dispatcher, who will contact our on-call staff.

Examples of public health emergencies include

  • Cases of meningitis
  • Measles
  • Active or suspected pulmonary TB
  • Hepatitis A (if the patient is a food handler, daycare provider/attendee, or health care worker)
  • Ebola

If you have questions about coronavirus, please call us  at 608-266-4821, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Communicable Disease Updates