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
Staphylococcal disease (Staphylococcus aureus), skin wound or burn
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Vancomycin Intermediate / Resistant (VISA / VRSA)

Duration of hospitalization and upon readmission

skin wound or burn Major

Duration of illness

“Major” defined as “No dressing or dressing does not contain drainage adequately”

Minor or limited

“Minor” defined as “Dressing covers and contains drainage adequately”

Streptobacillus moniliformis (rat-bite fever)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Streptococcal disease (group B strep, Streptococcus agalactiae), neonatal
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Streptococcal disease (Streptococcus sp., not otherwise mentioned)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Streptococcal disease, (group A streptococcus, Streptococcus pyogenes)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Skin wound (including necrotizing fasciitis) or burn, Major

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

“Major” defined dressing does not contain drainage adequately

Minor

“Minor” defined as “Dressing covers and contains drainage adequately”

Endometritis (puerperal sepsis)
Pharyngitis in infants and young children

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

Pneumonia

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

Scarlet Fever, in infants and young children

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

Strongyloidiasis (Strongyloides stercoralis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Syphilis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Skin and mucous membrane, including congenital, primary, secondary

*Vesicular lesions with drainage that cannot be contained: add Contact

Latent (tertiary) and seropositivity without lesions
Tapeworm disease
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Hymenolepis nana
Taenia solium (pork)
Other
Tetanus
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Tinea (e.g., dermatophytosis, dermatomycosis, ringworm)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Toxic shock syndrome (staphylococcal disease)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Toxoplasmosis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Trachoma, acute (Chlamydia trachomatis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (see Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, CJD, vCJD)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Trench mouth (Vincent’s angina)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

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