Communicable Disease Division
The Communicable Disease Division (CDD) provides reference and specialized testing services in support of public health and ensures statewide access to laboratory expertise and capabilities in the disciplines of bacteriology, mycobacteriology, virology, parasitology, molecular microbiology, and serology. The CDD also coordinates a network of clinical laboratories throughout Wisconsin for emergency and public health response, as well as facilitates planning among clinical laboratories, local public health laboratories and other state-level laboratories.
CDD News and Hot Topics
- Change in Weekend COVID-19 Virus Testing Effective 12/04/2021
- Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) test announcement Effective 03/15/2021
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) MIA Assay (Test code SS02291) Effective 09/01/2020
- Hepatitis C Virus PCR Assay (Test code SS00053) Effective 09/01/2020
- Legionella RT-PCR test Effective 07/22/2020
- Mycobacteria Rapid Grower Susceptibility Discontinued (test MM00207) Effective 11/11/2019
- Antibiotic resistance is becoming an ever-increasing problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a report, “Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States – 2013,” detailing the threat posed by these drug-resistant organisms to human health.
A to Z listing of Diseases
The link below connects to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alphabetical directory of information regarding infectious agents and diseases.
Note about Food Testing
The WSLH does NOT perform food testing. If you have a concern or question about food safety, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Food Safety— http://datcp.wi.gov/Food/Food_Safety_Complaints/index.aspx