Isolation Guidelines


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  • Syphilis

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Syphilis
    • Skin and mucous membrane, including congenital, primary, secondary
      • Category: Standard
      • Infective material: Skin lesions and blood
      • Comments: Skin lesions of primary and secondary syphilis are highly infectious. These lesions rapidly become non-infectious following specific therapy.
    • Latent (tertiary) and seropositivity without lesions
      • Category: 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.