The Eau Claire City-County Health Department works to prevent and control communicable disease in our community. The diseases and conditions listed on this page are considered to have significant public health impact. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the disease listed on this page, please call the Health Department at 715-839-4718.
The following diseases are of urgent public health importance and shall be reported IMMEDIATELY by telephone or fax to the patient’s health department upon identification of a case or suspected case.
Any illness caused by an agent that is foreign, exotic, or unusual to Wisconsin, and that has public health implications.
Haemophilus influenza invasive disease
Outbreaks, food or waterborne
Outbreaks, suspected of other acute or occupationally-related disease
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
The following diseases shall be reported electronically through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax within 72 hours of the recognition of a case or suspected case.
The following diseases shall be reported to the state within 72 hours of the identification of a case or suspected case. See link below for further details about reporting a Category III disease.