Please report algae-related
illness to the Wisconsin Harmful Algal Blooms program.
speak with HAB program staff directly, please call 608-267-3242.
Harmful Algal Blooms Program Background
The Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Wisconsin
Division of Public Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention to maintain a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Surveillance
Program. The information collected by the Harmful Algal Blooms program
will provide a better understanding of the public health problem posed by
algae blooms in our lakes and rivers and enhance efforts to prevent
exposures from occurring.
No single agency has the resources or
mandate to address the problem of harmful algal blooms; therefore, a key
goal for the HAB program is to develop relationships with partners and
stakeholders so data collection can be completed through coordinated
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