Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

General Information

Hepatitis B is a viral illness that can be acute or chronic and is generally spread through sexual contact with an infected person or by sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection equipment. Hepatitis B can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby at birth.

Information for Providers

This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category II disease:

Wisconsin case reporting and public health follow-up guidelines
Contact Information

Stephanie Borchardt
Division of Public Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Phone 608-266-9923
Fax 608-267-9493

Wisconsin Local Health DepartmentsRegional officesTribal agencies

Wisconsin immunization program staff

Last Revised: October 7, 2021