Communicable Diseases

The Franklin Health Department conducts ongoing surveillance of communicable disease. Monitoring sites traditionally include schools, daycares, homes, and worksites. Wisconsin State law requires that communicable diseases be reported to the local health department. Typically these reports come directly from laboratories or physician offices. In the case of chicken pox, parents should notify their local health department. 

The prevalence of communicable disease depends upon many environmental factors. For information on a specific communicable disease, please visit one of the following reputable websites: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (

If you need further information a public health nurse is available during regular business hours. Please see the Franklin Health Department contact information located on the right side of this webpage.