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 690.710 TRICHINOSIS (TRICHINELLOSIS) (REPORTABLE BY MAIL, TELEPHONE, FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONICALLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN SEVEN DAYS)


 

Section 690.710  Trichinosis (Trichinellosis) (Reportable by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronically as soon as possible, within seven days)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.

 

2)         The local health authority shall investigate the case's food history, identify possible sources of Trichinella, and confiscate any remaining suspect food.  If information on the suspect food source for a human trichinosis case indicates that livestock in the United States may be infected, the Department will provide this information to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for follow-up.

 

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 and specific for detecting Trichinella spiralis infection.

 

2)         Laboratories shall report and submit to the Department's laboratory any Trichenella-positive food, environmental or animal samples resulting from an outbreak investigation.

 

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