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 690.800 ANY SUSPECTED BIOTERRORIST THREAT OR EVENT (REPORTABLE BY TELEPHONE IMMEDIATELY, WITHIN 3 HOURS UPON INITIAL CLINICAL SUSPICION OF THE DISEASE)
Section 690.800 Any Suspected Bioterrorist Threat or Event (Reportable by telephone immediately, within 3 hours upon initial clinical suspicion of the disease)
a) Control of Case. Cases shall be evaluated to determine need for isolation. Until etiology is determined and disease-specific recommendations are issued, initial control measures include:
1) Dermatologic symptoms, non-vesicular lesions: Contact Precautions shall be followed.
2) Dermatologic symptoms, vesicular lesions: Airborne Infection Isolation Precautions and Contact Precautions shall be followed.
3) Gastrointestinal symptoms: Standard Precautions (use Contact Precautions for diapered or incontinent persons) shall be followed.
4) Neurologic symptoms: Droplet Precautions shall be followed.
5) Respiratory symptoms: Droplet Precautions (Airborne Infection Isolation preferred) shall be followed.
b) Control of Contacts. Contacts shall be evaluated to determine need for quarantine.
c) Reporting of Threat or Event. The local health authority shall submit a report to the Department on all bioterrorist threats or events.
(Source: Amended at 32 Ill. Reg. 3777, effective March 3, 2008)