Isolation Guidelines


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  • Tuberculosis

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Tuberculosis - pulmonary, confirmed or suspected ( positive smear for AFB, chest radiograph suggestive, laryngeal disease, or TB listed in differential diagnosis of a pulmonary problem)
    • Category: Airborne Infection Isolation
    • Infective material: Airborne droplet nuclei
    • Comments: For¬†more information, click here for Management of the Patient with Known or Suspected Tuberculosis.
    • Disease: Extrapulmonary, meningitis
    • Category: Standard
    • Disease: Extrapulmonary, draining lesion (includes scrofula)
    • Category: Standard
    • Infective material: Pus
    • Comments: Use Airborne Infection Isolation for procedures causing aerosolization of infective material
    • Diseases: Positive Tuberculin Skin Test without abnormality on chest radiograph or pulmonary symptoms
    • 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.