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 690.590 PSITTACOSIS (ORNITHOSIS) DUE TO CHLAMYDIA PSITTACI (REPORTABLE BY MAIL, TELEPHONE, FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONICALLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN SEVEN DAYS)


 

Section 690.590  Psittacosis (Ornithosis) Due to Chlamydia psittaci (Reportable by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronically as soon as possible, within seven days)

 

a)         Control of Case

Standard precautions shall be followed.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

No restrictions.

 

c)         Control of Infected Birds and Premises

If information on the source of the birds suspected of exposing the person to psittacosis is available, the Department will provide this information to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for follow-up.

 

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 detection of Chlamydophila psittaci infection.

 

2)         Laboratories shall forward clinical materials that are suspect or confirmed positive for Chlamydophila psittaci to the Department's laboratory.

 

3)         Laboratories shall report and submit any Chlamydophila psittaci positive results on serologic testing or culture from animals during an individual case or outbreak investigation.

 

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