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 690.295 ANY UNUSUAL CASE OF A DISEASE OR CONDITION CAUSED BY AN INFECTIOUS AGENT NOT LISTED IN THIS PART THAT IS OF URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE IMMEDIATELY (WITHIN THREE HOURS))


 

Section 690.295  Any Unusual Case of a Disease or Condition Caused by an Infectious Agent Not Listed in this Part that is of Urgent Public Health Significance (Reportable by telephone immediately (within three hours))

 

a)         Control of Case

Cases shall be evaluated to determine the need for isolation in a health care setting or at the person's residence.  The isolation precautions followed shall be based on the most likely pathogen.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

Contacts shall be evaluated to determine the need for quarantine.

 

c)         Persons who identify a single case of a rare or significant infectious disease shall report the case to the local health authority.  This may include, but is not limited to, a case of cowpox, Reye's syndrome, glanders, amoebic meningoencephalitis, orf, monkeypox, hemorrhagic fever viruses, infection from a laboratory-acquired recombinant organism, or any disease non-indigenous to the United States.

 

d)         The local health authority shall implement appropriate control measures.

 

e)         Laboratory Reporting

Laboratories shall report to the local health authority any disease of public health significance that may indicate a public health hazard.

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 12586, effective August 26, 2015)