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 690.327 BOTULISM, FOODBORNE, INTESTINAL BOTULISM (FORMERLY INFANT), WOUND, OR OTHER (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE IMMEDIATELY, WITHIN THREE HOURS UPON INITIAL CLINICAL SUSPICION OF THE DISEASE FOR FOODBORNE BOTULISM OR WITHIN 24 HOURS BY TELEPHONE OR FACSIMILE FOR OTHER TYPES)


 

Section 690.327  Botulism, Foodborne, Intestinal Botulism (Formerly Infant), Wound, or Other (Reportable by telephone immediately, within three hours upon initial clinical suspicion of the disease for foodborne botulism or within 24 hours by telephone or facsimile for other types)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.

 

2)         There are no restrictions on cases.

 

3)         After consultation with and approval by the Department, serum, stool or gastric aspirates from suspect cases should be collected.  For foodborne botulism, the suspect source food should be identified and submitted for testing through the Department.

 

4)         Requests for botulinum antitoxin for treatment of suspect wound or foodborne botulism shall be made through the Department.  Botulism immune globulin for treatment of infants with botulism can be requested through the Department.

 

5)         Suspect cases shall be investigated immediately, within three hours after initial clinical suspicion.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

 

1)         No restrictions.

 

2)         For foodborne botulism, persons who may have eaten food suspected of containing botulinum toxin should seek medical consultation.

 

c)         Laboratory Reporting

 

1)         Laboratories shall report to the local health authority all persons for whom botulism testing is requested and all food and environmental specimens that may be associated with an outbreak.

 

2)         Laboratories shall report and submit to the Department's laboratory any food samples resulting from a botulism investigation.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 5533, effective February 11, 2014)