Isolation Guidelines


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  • Meningitis

    Isolation requirements

     

    Organism  Type  Duration  Comments

    Aseptic (nonbacterial or viral)

     

    Standard 

       

    Use Contact Isolation for infants and young children 

    Bacterial, gram-negative enteric in infants

     

    Standard

        

    Fungal

     

    Standard

        

     Haemophilus influenza type B known or suspected  

     

     

    Droplet

     

    Until 24 hours after initiation of therapy

      

    Listeria monocytogenes 

     

    Standard

       

    Not transmitted person to person

     Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcal) known or suspected  

     

    Droplet

     

    Until 24 hours after initiation of therapy

     

    See Antibiotic Prophylaxis Following an Exposure to Meningitis

    Streptococcus pneumoniae 

     

    Standard;Contact/ Droplet if penicllin resistant

     

    Until 24 hours after initiation of therapy

      

    Tuberculosis

     

    Standard

       

    Use Airborne Precautions for active pulmonary disease or draining skin lesions

    Other diagnosed bacterial

     

    Standard

        

    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.