Register June 2018 No. 750
Chapter DHS 145
Communicable Diseases and Other Notifiable Conditions
The following diseases are of urgent public health importance and shall be reported by telephone to the patient's local health officer or to the local health officer's designee upon identification of a case or suspected case, pursuant to s. DHS 145.04 (3) (a). In addition to the immediate report, complete and fax, mail or electronically report an Acute and Communicable Diseases Case Report (DHS F-44151) to the address on the form, or enter the data into the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System, within 24 hours. Public health intervention is expected as indicated. See s. DHS 145.04 (3) (a).
Botulism (Clostridium botulinum) (including foodborne, infant, wound, and other)1,2,4,5
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) 2
Cholera (Vibrio cholera)1,3,4
Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheria)1,3,4,5
Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease, (including epiglottitis)1,2,3,5
Hantavirus infection1,2,4
Hepatitis A1,2,3,4,5
Measles (rubeola)1,2,3,4,5
Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis) 1,2,3,4,5
Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-associated Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)2,3,4
Pertussis (whooping cough, caused by any Bordetella infection)1,2,3,4,5
Plague (Yersinia pestis)1,4,5
Poliovirus infection (paralytic or nonparalytic)1,4,5
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) (Naegleria fowleri)2,4,5,6
Rabies (human, animal)1,4,5
Ricin toxin4,5
Rubella (congenital syndrome)1,2,5
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-associated Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)1,2,3,4
Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) and Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infection1,4,5
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) (including Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa, Lujo, and Marburg viruses, and New World Arenaviruses)1,2,3,4
Yellow fever1,4
Outbreaks, confirmed or suspected:
  Foodborne or waterborne1, 3,4,6
  Occupationally-related diseases6
  Other acute illnesses3,4,6
Any detection of or illness caused by an agent that is foreign, exotic or unusual to Wisconsin, and that has public health implications4
The following diseases shall be reported by fax, mail, or electronic reporting to the patient's local health officer or to the local health officer's designee on an Acute and Communicable Disease Case Report (DHS F-44151) or by other means or by entering the data into the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System within 72 hours of the identification of a case or suspected case. See s. DHS 145.04 (3) (b).
Arboviral disease (including, but not limited to, disease caused by California serogroup, Chikungunya, Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Powassan, St. Louis Encephalitis, West Nile, Western Equine Encephalitis, and Zika viruses)1,2,4
Borreliosis (other than Lyme disease which is reportable as a distinct disease)2,4,6
Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter infection) 1,2,3,4
Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)1,2
Chlamydia trachomatis infection 1,2,4,5
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)1,2,4
Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium infection) 1,2,3,4
Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora infection)1,2
Environmental and occupational lung diseases:
  Chemical pneumonitis6
  Occupational lung diseases caused by bio-dusts and bio-aerosols6
E. coli infection, (caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC))1,2,3,4
E. coli infection (caused by enteropathogenic (EPEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC), or enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)) 2,3,4
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.