Isolation Guidelines

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  • Plague

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Plague (Yersinia pestis)
    • Bubonic: Standard Precautions
    • Pneumonic: Droplet Precautions until the patient has received at least 72 hours of effective antimicrobial therapy.
    • Comments: Antimicrobial prophylaxis may be indicated for health care providers exposed to cases of pneumonic plague. Any form of plague may represent a bioterrorism event. Contact Infection Control at 4-2188 and the Mississippi Department of Health at (601) 576-7725 for assistance.

    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.