On this page you will find resources for clinical and public health professionals about blue-green algae-related illness.
- Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) and Cyanotoxin Poisoning Case Reporting and Investigation Protocol (EpiNet), P-02198 (PDF)
- Harmful Algal Blooms Toolkit: A planning guide for public health and emergency response professionals, P-00853 (PDF)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Veterinary Reference Card (PDF)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Physician Reference Card (PDF)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Animal Alert Poster (PDF)
Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Program Newsletters:
- May 2019: Are you HAB-ready? Preparing for Healthy and Safe Swimming Week and the 2019 HAB season, and highlights from a Lake Superior HABs workshop.
- April 2019: The Lowdown on Cyanotoxins. Common cyanotoxins and their effects on human and animal health.
- March 2019: Getting to Know Your HAB Response Crew. The faces of HAB-related illness investigation and response in Wisconsin.
- February 2019: Be our HAB-entine! Cyanobacterial reproduction, factors that promote blooms, and algae under ice!
- January 2019: "Habby" New Year! DPH HAB Program resolutions, BGA 101 and BGA lingo.
- December 2018: Introducing the Harmful Algal Blooms Newsletter! Results from the 2018 HAB survey for local health departments.
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If you are a public health or environmental health specialist who would like to receive the HAB newsletter, please email DHSDPHHABS@dhs.wisconsin.gov and ask to be added to the list.
How to Report a Suspect Case of Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Poisoning
Beginning 7/1/2018, healthcare providers should report any suspected human cases of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxin Poisoning electronically through WEDSS or by mailing or faxing a completed Acute and Communicable Disease Case Report, F-44151 (PDF) to the address on the form.