Partners & Providers

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You 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 (not including positive antibody or self-administered at-home tests):

  • 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:

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

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