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 690.595 Q-FEVER DUE TO COXIELLA BURNETII (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN 24 HOURS, UNLESS SUSPECT BIOTERRORIST EVENT OR PART OF AN OUTBREAK, THEN REPORTABLE IMMEDIATELY (WITHIN THREE HOURS) BY TELEPHONE)


 

Section 690.595  Q-fever Due to Coxiella burnetii (Reportable by telephone as soon as possible, within 24 hours, unless suspect bioterrorist event or part of an outbreak, then reportable immediately (within three hours) by telephone)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.

 

2)         The local health authority should investigate cases to determine history of contact with sheep, cattle or goats, parturient cats, consumption of raw milk, or contact with laboratory cultures of Coxiella burnetii.

 

3)         If multiple human cases occur in a geographic area and a suspect animal source is identified, the Department will refer the information to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

No restrictions.

 

c)         Laboratory Reporting

 

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

 

2)         Laboratories shall forward clinical materials positive for Coxiella burnetii to the Department's laboratory.

 

3)         Laboratories shall report and submit any Coxiella burnetii positive results on serologic testing or culture from animals during an outbreak investigation.

 

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