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Subchapter E. SELECTED PROCEDURES FOR PREVENTING DISEASE TRANSMISSION


Sec.


27.101.     [Reserved].
27.101a.     [Reserved].
27.102—27.106.     [Reserved].
27.106a.     [Reserved].
27.107—27.113.     [Reserved].
27.113a.     [Reserved].
27.114.     [Reserved].
27.115.     [Reserved].
27.115a.     [Reserved].
27.116.     [Reserved].
27.116a.     [Reserved].
27.117.     [Reserved].
27.117a.     [Reserved].
27.118.     [Reserved].
27.118a.     [Reserved].
27.119.     [Reserved].
27.120.     [Reserved].
27.121.     [Reserved].
27.121a.     [Reserved].
27.122—27.139.     [Reserved].
27.139a.     [Reserved].
27.140—27.144.     [Reserved].
27.146.     [Reserved].
27.151.     Restrictions on the donation of blood, blood products, tissue, sperm   and ova.
27.152.     Investigation of cases and outbreaks.
27.153.     Restrictions on food handlers.
27.154.     Restriction on caregivers in a child care group setting.
27.155.     Restrictions on health care practitioners.
27.156.     Special requirements for amebiasis.
27.157.     Special requirements for enterohemorhagic E. coli.
27.158.     Special requirements for shigellosis.
27.159.     Special requirements for typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
27.160.     Special requirements for measles.
27.161.     Special requirements for tuberculosis.
27.162.     Special requirements for animal bites.
27.163.     Special requirements for psittacosis.
27.164.     Special requirements for close contacts of cases of plague, pharyngitis   or pneumonia.

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 28 Pa. Code §  101.4 (relating to definitions); and 28 Pa. Code §  146.2 (relating to isolation procedures).

§ 27.101. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.101 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (251630).

§ 27.101a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.101a adopted January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (251630) and (243681).

§ § 27.102—27.106. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of these §  27.102—27.106 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243681) to (243682).

§ 27.106a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.106a adopted January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243682) to (243683).

§ § 27.107—27.113. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of these § §  27.107—27.113 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243683) to (243685).

§ 27.113a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.113a adopted January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page to (243686).

§ 27.114. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.114 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243686).

§ 27.115. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.115 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243686).

§ 27.115a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.115a adopted January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243686) to (243687).

§ 27.116. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.116 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243687).

§ 27.116a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.116a reserved January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243687).

§ 27.117. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.117 amended October 24, 1980, effective October 25, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4212; amended August 19, 1988, effective August 20, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3697; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243687) to (243688).

§ 27.117a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.117a reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243688).

§ 27.118. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.118 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243688).

§ 27.118a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.118a adopted January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243688) to (243689).

§ 27.119. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.119 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243689).

§ 27.120. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.120 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243689).

§ 27.121. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.121 amended April 4, 1980, effective April 5, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 1434; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243689) to (243690).

§ 27.121a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.121a adopted October 4, 1991, effective November 4, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 4639; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243690) to (243692).

§ § 27.122—27.139. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of these § §  27.122—27.139 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243692) to (243698).

§ 27.139a. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.139a adopted January 16, 1987, effective January 17, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 250; reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243698).

§ § 27.140—27.144. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of these § §  27.140—27.144 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243699) to (243701).

§ 27.146. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.146 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243701) to (243702).

§ 27.151. Restrictions on the donation of blood, blood products, tissue, sperm and ova.

 (a)  A person known to be, or suspected of being, infected with the causative agent of a reportable disease is not allowed to donate blood, blood products, tissue, sperm or ova for use in other human beings.

   (1)  In addition, a person or entity may not accept any of these materials from a person known to be, or suspected of being, infected with the causative agent of a reportable disease for donation without obtaining laboratory evidence showing the absence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV or other diseases and infections, which the Department may specify by placing a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   (2)  The list of additional diseases and conditions will not remain in effect for more than 90 days after publication unless the Board acts to affirm it within that 90-day period.

 (b)  The only exception to a person or entity accepting donations without obtaining laboratory evidence showing the absence of diseases and infections designated by the Department is when the delay that would be necessary to properly test the blood of the donor would threaten the recipient’s survival.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.151 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

§ 27.152. Investigation of cases and outbreaks.

 (a)  The Department or a local health authority may investigate any case or outbreak of disease judged by the Department or local health authority to be a potential threat to the public health.

 (b)  A person may not interfere with or obstruct a representative of the Department or a local health authority who seeks to enter a house, health care facility, building or other premises to carry out an investigation of a case or outbreak, if the representative presents documentation to establish that he is an authorized representative of the Department or the local health authority.

 (c)  In the course of conducting an investigation of a case or outbreak, the authorized representative of the Department or local health authority may conduct a confidential review of medical records. A person may not interfere with or obstruct this review.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.152 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

§ 27.153. Restrictions on food handlers.

 A person with the following diseases or conditions may not work as a food handler, see, also, 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 65 (relating to the Food Employee Certification Act) and 7 Pa. Code § §  78.41—78.43 (Reserved), except as follows:

   (1)  Amebiasis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antiparasitic treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.156 (relating to the special requirements for amebiasis).

   (2)  Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.157 (relating to the special requirements for enterohemorrhagic E. coli).

   (3)  Shigellosis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.158 (relating to the special requirements for shigellosis).

   (4)  Typhoid fever or paratyphoid fever. Until the etiologic organism has been eradicated as proven by three negative successive stool specimens collected at intervals of at least 24 hours nor earlier than 48 hours after receiving the last dose of a chemotherapeutic drug effective against Salmonella typhi or paratyphi, and no earlier than 1 month after onset. See §  27.159 (relating to the special requirements for typhoid and paratyphoid fever).

   (5)  Hepatitis A, viral hepatitis, or jaundice of unspecified etiology. Until 1 week following the onset of jaundice, or 2 weeks following symptom onset or IgM antibody positivity if jaundice is not present, as verified by a physician.

   (6)  Persistent diarrhea. Until resolved or judged to be noninfective by a physician.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.153 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1151.33 (relating to sanitation and safety in a facility); and 28 Pa. Code §  1161.34 (relating to sanitation and safety in a facility).

§ 27.154. Restrictions on caregivers in a child care group setting.

 A person with the following diseases or conditions may not work as a care giver in a child care group setting if the caregiver attends or works in a capacity which requires direct contact with children except as follows:

   (1)  Amebiasis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.156 (relating to the special requirements for amebiasis).

   (2)  Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.157 (relating to the special requirements for enterohemorrhagic E. coli).

   (3)  Shigellosis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.158 (relating to the special requirements for shigellosis).

   (4)  Typhoid fever or paratyphoid fever. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by three negative successive stool specimens collected at intervals of no less than 24 hours nor earlier than 48 hours after receiving the last dose of a chemotherapeutic drug effective against Salmonella typhi or paratyphi, and no earlier than 1 month after onset. See §  27.159 (relating to the special requirements for typhoid and paratyphoid fever).

   (5)  Hepatitis A, viral hepatitis or jaundice of unspecified etiology. Until 1 week following the onset of jaundice, or 2 weeks following symptom onset or IgM antibody positivity if jaundice is not present, as verified by a physician.

   (6)  Persistent diarrhea. Until resolved or judged to be noninfective by a physician.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.154 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

§ 27.155. Restrictions on health care practitioners.

 Persons with the following diseases or conditions may not work as health care practitioners who provide direct patient care:

   (1)  Amebiasis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antiparasitic treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.156 (relating to the special requirements for amebiasis).

   (2)  Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given, the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.157 (relating to the special requirements for enterohemorrhagic E. coli).

   (3)  Shigellosis. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by two consecutive negative stool specimens, obtained at least 24 hours apart, as verified by a physician. If antibacterial treatment has been given the specimens may not be collected sooner than 48 hours after treatment was completed. See §  27.158 (relating to the special requirements for shigellosis).

   (4)  Typhoid fever or paratyphoid fever. Until the etiologic organism is eradicated as proven by three negative successive stool specimens collected at intervals of no less than 24 hours nor earlier than 48 hours after receiving the last dose of a chemotherapeutic drug effective against Salmonella typhi or paratyphi, and no earlier than 1 month after onset. See §  27.159 (relating to the special requirements for typhoid or paratyphoid fever).

   (5)  Hepatitis A, viral hepatitis or jaundice of unspecified etiology. Until 1 week following the onset of jaundice, or 2 weeks following symptom onset or IgM antibody positivity if jaundice is not present, as verified by a physician.

   (6)  Persistent diarrhea. Until resolved or judged to be noninfective by a physician.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.155 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

§ 27.156. Special requirements for amebiasis.

 A household contact of a case of amebiasis who prepares or serves food for public consumption, who attends or works in a child care group setting in a capacity which requires contact with children, or who provides direct patient care shall be required to cease work until the contact has submitted two consecutive stool specimens, taken at least 24 hours apart and at least 48 hours after the last dose of any antiparasitic therapy, to an appropriate clinical laboratory for bacteriologic examination and those specimens are determined by the laboratory to be negative for Entamoeba histolytica.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.156 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.153 (relating to restrictions on food handlers); 28 Pa. Code §  27.154 (relating to restrictions on caregivers in a child care group setting); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.155 (relating to restrictions on health care practitioners).

§ 27.157. Special requirements for enterohemorrhagic E. coli.

 A household contact of a case of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, who prepares or serves food for public consumption, who attends or works in a child care group setting in a capacity which requires contact with children, or who provides direct patient care shall be required to cease work until the contact has submitted two consecutive stool specimens, taken at least 24 hours apart and at least 48 hours after the last dose of any antimicrobial therapy, to an appropriate clinical laboratory for bacteriologic examination and those specimens are determined by the laboratory to be negative for enterohemorrhagic E. coli.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.157 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.153 (relating to restrictions on food handlers); 28 Pa. Code §  27.154 (relating to caregivers in a child care group setting); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.155 (relating to restrictions on health care practitioners).

§ 27.158. Special requirements for shigellosis.

 A household contact of a case of shigellosis, who prepares or serves food for public consumption, who attends or works in a child care group setting in a capacity which requires contact with children, or who provides direct patient care shall be required to cease work until the contact has submitted two consecutive stool specimens, taken at least 24 hours apart and at least 48 hours after the last dose of any antimicrobial therapy, to an appropriate clinical laboratory for bacteriologic examination and the specimens are determined by the laboratory to be negative for shigella.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.158 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.76 (relating to exclusion and readmission of children, and staff having contact with children, in child care group settings); 28 Pa. Code §  27.153 (relating to restrictions on food handlers); 28 Pa. Code §  27.154 (relating to restrictions on caregivers in child care group settings); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.155 (relating to restrictions on health care practitioners).

§ 27.159. Special requirements for typhoid and paratyphoid fever.

 (a)  An asymptomatic household contact of a case of typhoid fever or paratyphoid fever who prepares or serves food for public consumption, who attends or works in a child care group setting in a capacity which requires contact with children, or who provides direct patient care shall be required to cease work until the contact has submitted two stool specimens, taken at least 24 hours apart, to an appropriate clinical laboratory for bacteriologic examination and those specimens are determined by the laboratory to be negative for Salmonella typhi or Salmonella paratyphi.

 (b)  A symptomatic household contact of a case of typhoid or paratyphoid fever who prepares or serves food for public consumption, who attends or works in a child care group setting in a capacity which involves contact with children, or who provides direct patient care shall be required to cease work until bacteriologic examination of three consecutive stool specimens, taken at least 24 hours apart and no sooner than 48 hours after any microbial therapy, and no earlier than 1 month after onset, are reported as negative.

 (c)  A chronic carrier of typhoid or paratyphoid fever shall be excluded from preparing or serving food for public consumption, attending or working in a child care group setting in a capacity which involves contact with children, and providing direct patient care, until three consecutive negative fecal cultures are obtained from specimens taken at least 1 month apart and at least 48 hours after antibiotic therapy has stopped.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.159 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.76 (relating to exclusion and readmission of children, and staff having contact with children, in child care group settings); 28 Pa. Code §  27.153 (relating to restrictions on food handlers); 28 Pa. Code §  27.154 (relating to restrictions on caregivers in child care group settings); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.155 (relating to restrictions on health care practitioners).

§ 27.160.  Special requirements for measles.

 (a)  Isolation. An infected person shall be restricted to the premises for 4 days after the appearance of the rash.

 (b)  Quarantine. Whenever measles is determined to be present in a school or child care group setting population, the Department or a local health department may do the following:

   (1)  Ascertain which children and staff persons are presumed susceptibles. A presumed susceptible is a person who fits into all of the following categories:

     (i)   Presents no history of two doses of measles vaccination, separated by at least 1 month, while 12 months of age or older.

     (ii)   Does not demonstrate serological evidence of measles immunity. The serological evidence is the presence of antibody to measles determined by the hemagglutination inhibition test or a comparable test.

     (iii)   Was born after December 31, 1956.

   (2)  Order exclusion from the school or child care group setting of presumed susceptible children and staff persons who do not present evidence of having received measles vaccination within 30 days prior to the outbreak. Exclusion shall continue until the excluded persons prove they do not meet the exclusion criteria in paragraph (1), they receive a measles vaccination, or no case of measles has occurred for a 14-day period.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.160 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.71 (relating to exclusion of children, and staff having contact with children, for specified diseases and infectious conditions); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.75 (relating to exclusion of children, and staff having contact with children, during a measles outbreak).

§ 27.161. Special requirements for tuberculosis.

 (a)  Isolation. A person suspected of having tuberculosis in its communicable stage shall be isolated in the following manner:

   (1)  Isolation for tuberculosis shall be established at the usual residence of the person suffering from tuberculosis whenever facilities for adequate isolation of the infectious person are available at the residence, if the person will accept the isolation. Isolation of a person treated at a residence shall include instruction in the need to cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and careful handling and disposal of sputum.

   (2)  If isolation for tuberculosis cannot be accomplished or maintained at the usual residence of the person and whenever, in the opinion of the Department or local health authority, the person is a health threat to others, by reason of the person’s habits, neglect of treatment or noncompliance with the measures designed to protect others from infection, the isolation shall be enforced by following the procedures in §  27.87 (relating to refusal to submit to treatment for communicable diseases).

     (i)   Isolation of a person treated in an appropriate institution shall be in accordance with CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health-Care Facilities and any updates thereto as approved by the Board.

     (ii)   The Department will publish notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of updates of this publication within 30 days after Board approval is obtained.

 (b)  Handling of contacts. A human household contact or other close human contact shall be required to have a Mantoux tuberculin test or chest X-ray, or both. A close human contact means a person who spends a substantial amount of time with a person who has infectious tuberculosis. If the person refuses, enforcement shall be accomplished as designated in § §  27.82 and 27.83 (relating to request to submit to examination; and court ordered examinations). If evidence of tuberculosis in contacts is found on chest X-rays or by symptoms, laboratory studies shall be conducted to determine if the contacts represent a public health threat.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.161 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  27.87 (relating to refusal to submit to treatment for communicable diseases).

§ 27.162. Special requirements for animal bites.

 Except as may be otherwise required by the Dog Law (3 P. S. § §  459-101—459-1205) and regulations promulgated by the Department of Agriculture in 7 Pa. Code Chapters 21, 23, 25 and 27 quarantine of a biting animal shall conform to the following:

   (1)  When an animal bites or otherwise potentially exposes a human to rabies, the Department or local health authority shall, after the case of an animal bite is reported, determine whether the animal shall be immediately destroyed and its head submitted to one of the State or county diagnostic laboratories for a rabies examination or whether some other action shall be pursued.

   (2)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1), when a healthy dog or cat bites or otherwise potentially exposes a human to rabies, the dog or cat shall be quarantined in a place and manner approved by the Department or the local health officer for 10 days after the date of the bite, unless the Department or local health officer directs otherwise.

   (3)  If a quarantine is imposed, the Department or the local health officer may order the owner or custodian of a biting animal to have the animal examined for symptoms of rabies during the quarantine period by a veterinarian licensed by the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. The cost of the examinations and other associated costs shall be borne by the owner or custodian of the biting animal.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.162 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

Notes of Decisions

   Limitation on Liability

   The unexercised authority of the Department or a local health board, to take possession of an animal or order its destruction, does not expose the health board to liability. Sweeney v. Merrymead Farm, Inc., 799 A.2d 972 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002).

§ 27.163. Special requirements for psittacosis.

 A quarantine is not required for household contacts of a bird that is a carrier of psittacosis. However, parts of any buildings that housed birds infected with psittacosis may not be used by human beings until thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.163 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.

§ 27.164. Special requirements for close contacts of cases of plague, pharyngitis or pneumonia.

 A close contact of any person or animal that is diagnosed as having plague (Yersinia pestis) pharyngitis, or pneumonia shall be provided chemoprophylaxis and placed under surveillance for 7 days.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.164 adopted January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491.



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