Isolation Guidelines


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  • Hepatitis A

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Hepatits A, infectious
    • Category: Standard; Contact if diapered or incontinent
    • Infective material: Feces
    • Duration of isolation: Maintain Contact Precautions in infants and children under age 3  for duration of hospitalization; for children ages 3-14, maintain precautions for 2 weeks after onset of symptoms; over age 14, for 1 week after onset of symptoms.
    • Comments: Hepatitis A vaccination may be indicated for exposed individuals. Cases are most contagious immediately prior to onset of symptoms and jaundice. Patients are less infective once symptoms appear.

    Class 1

    This is a Class 1 reportable disease.

    • Class 1: Diseases of major or public health importance which shall be reported directly to the Department of Health by telephone within 24 hours of first knowledge or suspicion.

    Reporting hotline

    • 1-800-556-0003, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • To report inside Jackson telephone area or for consultative services: (601) 576-7725, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 
    • Class 1 conditions may be reported nights, weekends and holidays by calling (601) 576-7400.