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 690.740 TYPHUS (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE OR FACSIMILE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WITHIN 24 HOURS)


 

Section 690.740  Typhus (Reportable by telephone or facsimile as soon as possible, within 24 hours)

 

a)         Control of Case

Standard precautions shall be followed.  Proper delousing for louse-borne typhus is required.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

 

1)         Louse-infected susceptible contacts exposed to typhus shall have their clothing and bedding deloused and should be quarantined for 15 days, if possible, after application of insecticide with residual effect.

 

2)         In cases of murine typhus, the premises around the patient shall be searched for rodents.

 

3)         The local health authority shall monitor all immediate contacts for clinical signs for two weeks.

 

c)         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 typhus infection.

 

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