Reportable Diseases

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The Oak Creek 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 414-768-6539.


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.
• Anthrax • Pertussis (whooping cough)
• Botulism • Plague
• Cholera • Poliovirus infection
• Diphtheria • Rabies (human)
• Foodborne/Waterborne Outbreaks • Ricin toxin
• Haemophilus influenza invasive disease • Rubella
• Hantavirus Infection • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
• Hepatitis A • Smallpox
• Measles • Tuberculosis
• Meningococcal disease • Vancomycin - inter. Staphylococcus aureus
• Outbreaks, food or waterborne • Vancomycin - resistant Staphylococcus aureus
• Outbreaks, suspected of acute or occupationally-related disease • Yellow fever


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.

• Arboviral disease • Mumps
• Babesiosis • Mycobacterial disease-non TB
• Blastomycosis • Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Brucellosis • Psittacosis
• Campylobacteriosis • Q Fever
• Chancroid • Rheumatic Fever
• Chlamydia trachomatis infection • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
• Cryptosporidiosis • Salmonellosis
• E. coli • Shigellosis
• Ehrlichiosis (Anaplasmosis) • Streptococcal disease- A or B invasive
• Giardiasis • Streptococcus pneumoniae invasive disease
• Gonorrhea • Syphilis
• Hemolytic uremic syndrome • Tetanus
• Hepatitis B • Toxic Shock Syndrome
Hepatitis C • Toxic substance related disease
• Hepatitis D       o Infant Methemoglobinemia
• Hepatitis E       o Lead intoxication
• Histoplasmosis       o Other metal or pesticide poising
• Influenza A virus, novel subtypes • Toxoplasmosis
• Influenza assoc. pediatric death • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
• Kawasaki disease • Trichinosis
• Legionellosis       o Tularemia
• Leprosy (Hansen disease) • Typhoid fever
• Leptospirosis       o Varicella (chickenpox)
• Listeriosis • Vibriosis
• Lyme disease • Yersiniosis
• Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus infection  
• Malaria  
• Meningitis, bacterial  


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.

• Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
• Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
• CD4+ T-lymphocyte count <200/ml, or CD4+ T-Lymphocyte percentage of total lymphocytes <14