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 690.650 SMALLPOX (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE IMMEDIATELY, WITHIN THREE HOURS UPON INITIAL CLINICAL SUSPICION OF THE DISEASE)


 

Section 690.650  Smallpox (Reportable by telephone immediately, within three hours upon initial clinical suspicion of the disease)

 

a)         Control of Case

Standard precautions, contact precautions and airborne infection precautions shall be followed. The local health authority shall be notified immediately if airborne infection isolation rooms are not available. 

 

b)         Control of Contacts

Post-exposure immunization, within three to four days after exposure, provides some protection against disease and significant protection against a fatal outcome.  Any person with significant exposure to a person with probable or confirmed smallpox during the infectious stage of illness requires immunization as soon after exposure as possible, but within the first four days after exposure.

 

c)         Sale of Food, Milk, etc. (See Section 690.30(b).)

 

d)         Laboratory Reporting

 

1)         Laboratories shall immediately report to the local health authority all persons for whom smallpox testing has been requested.

 

2)         Laboratories shall immediately report to the local health authority accidental laboratory exposures, injuries or infections in a laboratory worker working with smallpox vaccine.

 

3)         Laboratories shall contact the Department for instructions prior to the shipment of specimens.

 

4)         Laboratories shall report to the local health authority patients who have a positive result on any laboratory test indicative of and specific for detecting smallpox infection.

 

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