The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health (DPH) collects information about human and animal illness resulting from exposure to blue-green algae.
Tracking illness information will help DPH measure the problem of blue-green algae in our lakes and rivers.
If you get sick after swimming in a Wisconsin lake or river, please report possible algae-related illness.
This program does not provide medical treatment, so if you are experiencing severe symptoms seek medical attention immediately.
When in doubt, stay out!
Report blue-green algae-related illness
Members of the general public and veterinarians should call 608-266-1120 or complete the online form Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Illness or Sighting Survey, F-02152 (web survey) to report any blue-green algae blooms and related human or animal illnesses.
Questions? Call 608-266-1120 or email us at DHSDPHHABS@dhs.wisconsin.gov.