The Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) is a secure, web-based system designed to facilitate reporting, investigation, and surveillance of tuberculosis (TB), latent TB infection (LTBI), and other communicable diseases in Wisconsin.
It enables timely communication between entities involved in TB management and reporting.
Who can use WEDSS?
It is designed for:
- Public health staff
- Infection control practitioners
- Clinical laboratories
- Other disease reporters
Users must have an account through the Wisconsin Logon Management System (WILMS), sign a WEDSS User Security and Confidentiality Agreement form, and complete training. Agency representatives can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. The level of access to WEDSS will vary depending on the user’s role.
What can you do in WEDSS?
Many activities can be performed through WEDSS, including:
- Review client demographic information
- Report new cases of TB or LTBI
- Review lab results
- Record directly observed therapy visits
- Record contact investigations
New confirmed and suspected cases of active TB disease still require a phone call to the patient's local health department within 24 hours, even if the information is entered into WEDSS.
Who should I contact with questions about WEDSS?
For more information on WEDSS, please see resources below or visit the DHS WEDSS webpage.
DHS WEDSS Reporting and Surveillance Resources
Active TB Disease Resources:
- Active Tuberculosis Communicable Disease Case Reporting and Investigation Protocol (EpiNet), P-01928 (PDF): A protocol for reporting active TB case.
- TB Suspect Case Data Form, F-42001 (PDF): Use this form to report patients with suspected TB disease.
- Interjurisdictional TB Notification, F-42010 (PDF): Use this form when transferring a patient with suspected or confirmed TB disease to another jurisdiction.
- Interjurisdictional TB Notification Follow-up, F-42011 (PDF): Use this form to report follow-up information on a patient that was transferred.
Latent TB Infection Resources:
- Latent Tuberculosis Communicable Disease Case Reporting and Investigation Protocol (EpiNet), P-02303 (PDF): A protocol for reporting LTBI.
- Latent Tuberculosis Infection Confidential Case Report Form, F-02265 (PDF): Use this form to report cases by mail or fax.
- Latent Tuberculosis Infection Follow-up Report Form, F-44125 (PDF): Use this form to report follow-up LTBI treatment and final disposition.
- Documenting Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), P-02426: A tool for documenting LTBI diagnosis and follow-up in WEDSS.
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