Many communicable diseases are required by state law to be reported to the local Health Department. The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) conducts follow-up on disease reports to identify the source, works to prevent the spread of disease, and ensure that necessary measures are taken to protect the public. The department produces surveillance data, and shares concerns with other public health officials and local medical providers. The Health Officer or designee is on call 24/7 to respond to urgent public health issues.
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If you suspect that you may have a communicable disease, please see your primary care physician. If you have any questions, please call us.