Isolation Table

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Babesiosis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Blastomycosis, (Blastomyces sp)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
North American, cutaneous or pulmonary
Bordatella spp. (Also see Pertussis and Whooping Cough below)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
B. pertussis

Until 5 days after patient is placed on effective therapy 

B. parapertussis

Until 5 days after patient is placed on effective therapy 

Botulism
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Bronchiolitis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Duration of illness

Initiate isolation when test is ordered to rule out viral pathogens

Brucellosis (Brucella sp.)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
(undulant, Malta, Mediterranean fever)

Notify the Microbiology laboratory when submitting specimens for culture from patients known or suspected to have this disease (353-1268)