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 690.365 CRYPTOSPORIDIOSIS (REPORTABLE BY MAIL, TELEPHONE, FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONICALLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN SEVEN DAYS)


 

Section 690.365  Cryptosporidiosis (Reportable by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronically as soon as possible, within seven days)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.  Contact precautions shall be followed for diapered or incontinent persons or during institutional outbreaks until absence of diarrhea for 24 hours.

 

2)         Cases with diarrhea shall not work as food handlers or in sensitive occupations until diarrhea ceases (no diarrhea for 48 hours).  No release specimens are required before returning to work for persons employed as food handlers or in sensitive occupations.

 

3)         Cases shall avoid swimming in public recreational water venues (e.g., swimming pools, whirlpool spas, wading pools, water parks, interactive fountains, lakes) while symptomatic and for two weeks after cessation of diarrhea.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

 

1)         Household contacts and others in close contact with the case who have diarrhea should be tested for Cryptosporidium.

 

2)         Contacts with diarrhea shall not work as food handlers or in sensitive occupations until diarrhea ceases (no diarrhea for 48 hours).

 

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

 

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 detecting Cryptosporidium species infection.

 

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

 

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