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Disease Reporting

Anthrax

Anthrax is a bacterial illness caused by Bacillus anthracis with acute onset characterized by several distinct clinical forms.

General information

Anthrax fact sheet 

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category I disease:
Report IMMEDIATELY by TELEPHONE to the patient's local public health department upon identification of a confirmed or suspected case. The local health department shall then notify the state epidemiologist immediately of any confirmed or suspected cases. Submit a case report within 24 hours submit a case report electronically through the Wisconsin Electronic Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease Case Report F44151 or by other means. 
Information on Communicable Disease Reporting

Wisconsin case reporting and public health follow-up guidelines: Anthrax EpiNet        

Contacts

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: March 04, 2014