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 690.442 HANTAVIRUS PULMONARY SYNDROME (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN 24 HOURS)


 

Section 690.442  Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (Reportable by telephone as soon as possible, within 24 hours)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.

 

2)         The local health authority shall investigate cases to determine locations of exposure to rodents, which can transmit hantavirus, in the two months before illness onset.

 

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 hantavirus infection.

 

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

 

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