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 690.468 INFLUENZA (LABORATORY CONFIRMED (INCLUDING RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TESTING)) INTENSIVE CARE UNIT ADMISSIONS (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE OR FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONICALLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN 24 HOURS)


 

Section 690.468  Influenza (Laboratory Confirmed (Including Rapid Diagnostic Testing)) Intensive Care Unit Admissions (Reportable by telephone or facsimile or electronically as soon as possible, within 24 hours)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard and droplet precautions shall be followed.  Droplet precautions shall be implemented for seven days after illness onset or until 24 hours after the resolution of fever and respiratory symptoms, whichever is longer, while the patient is in the hospital.  In some cases, the hospital may choose to apply droplet precautions for longer periods based on clinical judgment, such as in the case of young children or severely immuno-compromised patients, who may shed influenza virus for longer periods of time.

 

2)         If present rules in this Part are not adequate, the Department may develop and distribute additional recommendations in conjunction with guidance received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

 

1)         The Department will recommend control of contacts based on transmissibility and severity of the illness that caused the influenza strain.

 

2)         The hospital shall monitor health care workers caring for intensive care unit patients with influenza for illness.

 

c)         Laboratory Reporting

 

1)         Upon request, laboratories shall forward clinical materials to the Department's laboratory.

 

2)         Laboratories shall report to the local health authority patients admitted into an intensive care unit who have a positive result on any laboratory test indicative of and specific for detecting influenza.

 

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