Section 2.41 - Duties of health officers in relation to typhoid carriers

2.41 Duties of health officers in relation to typhoid carriers. (a) The health officer, upon the determination that a person is a typhoid carrier, shall immediately report the fact to the State Department of Health giving the full name, age, occupation and address of such carrier, together with any other information relative to possible or probable infection of others. He shall also inform such person, or in the ease of a minor, his guardian, that he is a typhoid carrier and shall give instructions in detail as to the precautions to be observed in preventing the spread of typhoid fever. Instructions given by the health officer shall include a copy of section 2.42 of this Part and directions to wash the hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after using the toilet and to use individual towels.

(b) The health officer shall inform the head of the household in which a carrier resides that such an individual is a typhoid carrier and of the precautions to be observed, and no persons other than members of the family to which the carrier is immediately related, shall continue to be or become a member of the household in which the typhoid carrier lives, except with the permission of the health officer, and then only after the head of the household has first informed such person, or in the case of a minor, his parent or duly appointed guardian, of the presence of such carrier in the household.

(c) The health officer shall obtain a minimum of one stool culture, at least once each year, from known typhoid carriers, in order to ascertain their carrier status. A negative culture shall be followed up by referral to section 2.43 of this Part.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 1994
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