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Lincoln County Health Department provides confidential consultation and follow-up for surveillance and control of specific infectious diseases, including vector-borne diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and food and waterborne illnesses.

Program Objectives:
- Investigation, follow-up and surveillance for all reported communicable diseases
- Institute control measures to protect the public
- Prevention of vaccine preventable disease through immunization
- Provide communicable disease education to health care providers, community members and individuals diagnosed.

Reporting Communicable Disease:
Wisconsin Statutues 252 require the reporting of communicable disease to the local health department for follow-up.

Disease Control Focus Areas:
Food and Waterborne Illness

- Campylobacteriosis
- Giardiasis
- Salmonellosis

Vector-Borne Disease

- Blastomycosis
- Ehrlichiosis
- Lyme Disease
- West Nile Virus

Vaccine-Preventable Disease

- Hepatitis
- Measles
- Meningitis
- Mumps
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

- Chlamydia (CT)
- Gonorrhea (GC)

TB Skin testing is available for $17.

Useful Links:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Fact Sheets, Wisconsin Division of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prenvention

Shelley Hersil, Director
Lincoln County Health Department
607 North Sales St. Suite 101
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-539-1360
Fax: 715-536-2011
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