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!
For healthcare providers: beginning 7/1/2018, 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 to the address on the form.
For members of the general public and veterinarians: 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 to the Wisconsin Harmful Algal Blooms Program.
Questions? Call 608-266-1120 or email us.