Isolation Guidelines


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  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Viral hemorrhagic fevers (includes Lassa, Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo fever viruses, etc.)
    • Category: Airborne Infection Isolation, Contact Precautions
    • Infective material: Blood and body fluids (may spread via respiratory droplet or aerosol, depending on the agent)
    • Duration of isolation: Duration of illness
    • Comments: Add eye protection, N-95 respirator, double gloves, leg and shoe coverings and impermeable gowns. Nonessential staff and visitors should be restricted from entering the room. Notify Infection Control (42188) immediately for suspicion of disease or page Dr. Nolan (929-0946) or Infectious Disease physician on call. Notify Mississippi Department of Health at (601) 576-7725 since this may represent a bioterrorism event. Click here for more information.

    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.