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


 

Section 690.460  Histoplasmosis (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 should search for similar illness among household or occupational contacts.  If a cluster of cases is identified, the local health authority shall look for a common environmental source of infection.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

No restrictions.

 

c)         Laboratory Reporting

 

1)         Laboratories shall report to the local health authority patients from whom Histoplasma capsulatum has been cultured or patients who have a positive result on any other laboratory test indicative of and specific for detecting Histoplasma capsulatum infection.

 

2)         Laboratories shall report and submit to the Department's laboratory any environmental Histoplasma samples resulting from an outbreak investigation.

 

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