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Sexually Transmitted Diseases


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(Haemophilus ducreyi)

Sexually transmitted diseases control home 

General information  

Chancroid is a highly contagious yet curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacterium called Haemophilus ducreyi. Chancroid causes ulcers, usually of the genitals and is often associated with painfully swollen lymph glands in the groin area.

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin disease surveillance category II disease: 
Report to the patient's local public health department electronically, through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using the Sexually Transmitted Disease laboratory and morbidity epidemiologic case report F44243 or by other means within 72 hours upon recognition of a case.
Information on communicable disease reporting

Wisconsin case reporting & public health follow-up guidelines: Chancroid EpiNet   

STD Treatment Guidelines - CDC

Additional information  

National Prevention Information Network - CDC (NPIN) (Exit DHS)


Wisconsin state and local STD control staff 

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: March 24, 2014