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 690.450 HEPATITIS A (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE OR FACSIMILE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN 24 HOURS)


 

Section 690.450  Hepatitis A (Reportable by telephone or facsimile as soon as possible, within 24 hours)

 

a)         Control of Case

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.  In diapered or incontinent persons, the following contact precautions shall be followed: infants and children less than three years of age, for the duration of hospitalization; children three to 14 years of age, until two weeks after onset of symptoms; and those more than 14 years of age, for one week after onset of symptoms.

 

2)         Cases shall not work as food handlers or in sensitive occupations for seven days after onset of jaundice or two weeks after onset of initial symptoms, if jaundice is not present.

 

3)         Health care workers shall not have direct patient contact or contact with patient environment and food for seven days after onset of jaundice or two weeks after onset of initial symptoms if jaundice is not present.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

 

1)         No restrictions. 

 

2)         Guidelines for hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin (IG) administration for non-immune contacts are specified in Section 690.20(b)(3).

 

3)         Administration of IG is not recommended for symptomatic contacts, but testing is recommended to verify the diagnosis.

 

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

 

d)         Laboratory Reporting  

Laboratories shall report to the local health authority patients who have a positive result on any laboratory test indicative of and specific for detecting acute hepatitis A infection, including IgM specific antibodies to the hepatitis A virus (total antibody is not reportable).  Upon request, laboratories shall provide liver function test results for suspect cases of hepatitis A.

 

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