TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 690 CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CODE
SECTION 690.322 ARBOVIRAL INFECTIONS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CALIFORNIA ENCEPHALITIS, ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS AND WEST NILE VIRUS) (REPORTABLE BY MAIL, TELEPHONE, FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONICALLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (WITHIN 7 DAYS))


 

Section 690.322  Arboviral Infections (including, but not limited to, California encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile virus) (Reportable by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronically as soon as possible (within 7 days)) 

 

a)         Control of Case.

 

1)         Standard Precautions shall be followed.

 

2)         Cases suspected of having an arboviral infection shall have appropriate specimens (serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)) collected and tested for arboviruses.

 

b)         Control of Contacts.  No restrictions.

 

c)         General Measures.  Local health authorities shall inquire of all persons for whom a West Nile virus test result is positive about recent blood donation. If such a donation took place in the 2 weeks prior to onset of symptoms, the local health authority shall notify the director of the donation facility of the donor's name, date of birth, sex, zip code, state of residence, date of donation, date of illness onset and arboviral test results. Patient information, including test results received by donation facilities, shall be confidential.

 

d)         Laboratory Reporting.

 

1)         Laboratories shall report to the local health authority patients who have a positive result on any laboratory test indicative of and specific for detecting acute arboviral infection.

 

2)         Laboratories shall forward to the Department's laboratory clinical materials from patients who are suspected of having an arboviral infection or, upon request, clinical materials testing positive for arboviruses at any laboratory other than the Department.

 

(Source:  Added at 32 Ill. Reg. 3777, effective March 3, 2008)