Isolation Guidelines


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  • Measles

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Measles (rubeola)
    • Category: Contact Precautions are required in addition to Airborne Precautions and Standard Precautions as this disease may also be spread by droplets. An airborne mask must be used, but should be discarded after one use.
    • Duration of isolation: Duration of illness
    • Comments: Susceptible health care workers should not enter room if immune care providers are available; wear nose/mouth protection, e.g., surgical mask or N95 respirator, regardless of immune status. Post-exposure vaccine within 72 hours or immune globulin within 6 days of exposure may be indicated. Contact Infection Control at 4-2188.

    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.