Isolation Guidelines


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  • Hepatitis B

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Hepatitis B, serum hepatitis
    • Category: Standard
    • Infective material: Blood and body fluids
    • Comments: Hepatitis B has both an acute (jaundiced) form and a chronic, frequently asymptomatic, form. Infectivity determined by presence in serum of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg)

    Class 2

    This is a Class 2 reportable disease.

    • Class 2: Diseases or conditions of public health importance of which individual cases shall be reported by mail, telephone or electronically, within 1 week of diagnosis. In outbreaks or other unusual circumstances they shall be reported the same as Class 1. Class 2 diseases and conditions are those for which an immediate public health response is not needed for individual cases.

    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.