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8.12 – Contagious Diseases

8.12.010 – Report required

Every physician called in to care for or treat a person afflicted with a contagious disease or any epidemic disease shall make a report of the same within twenty-four hours after being called in to the health officer. In case no physician is in attendance, it shall be the duty of the person in charge or having the care of such person to make a report within twenty-four hours from the time the disease is recognized.

(Prior code: § 19.101)

8.12.020 – Quarantine

The board of health shall have the power and the authority to place any premises within which a contagious disease or an epidemic occurs under quarantine, and it shall determine the time when quarantine ends.

(Prior code: § 19.102)

8.12.030 – Spreading contagion

It is unlawful for any person to spread willfully or carelessly any contagious disease or to so cause the spread of the same.

(Prior code: § 12.103)

8.12.040 – Deliveries to quarantined premises

No person engaged in the delivery of food or drink intended for human consumption shall enter any premises which are quarantined because of the existence of a contagious or epidemic disease. No containers or bottles shall be removed from any such premises until the termination of the quarantine and no such container which has been so removed shall be again placed in use for the carrying of food or drink until the same has been thoroughly sterilized.

(Prior code: § 19.104)

8.12.050 – Violation - Penalty

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than two dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars for each offense.

(Prior code: § 19.105)