Public Health Environmental Health Specialists ensure that Walworth County residents have access to safe environment. To do this, they can assist residents with various issues such as water quality, human health hazards, air quality and food safety.
Rabies is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system. The rabies virus is transmitted from infected mammals to humans (typically via a bite) and is invariably fatal once symptoms appear. Human rabies is now rare in the United States, but still occurs frequently in many developing nations.
Owners of private wells are responsible for ensuring that their water is safe from contaminants. Regular maintenance of your well is required to ensure the continued safety of your water and to monitor for the presence of any contaminants. Public Health offers water testing options to home owners for a fee.