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theria, membraneous croup, smallpox, scarlet fever, or any communicable disease dangerous to the public health, shall be permitted to travel or appear upon the public streets or highway, or to appear in any public place or gathering, or to travel in any public vehicle or vessel, until a certificate is made by the attending physician to the board of health within whose jurisdiction the case occurs, stating that all danger from contagion by reason of such disease is passed, and such certificate is approved and endorsed by said board of health.
Rule 9. Whenever the board of health or its proper officer shall know or suspect the existence of any communicable disease dangerous to the public health, and there be no physician in attendance, or should any physician, while in attendance, fail or refuse to immediately report such case to the board of health, it shall be the duty of said board of health, or its inspectors, to examine such case or cases of alleged communicable disease dangerous to the public health and act as required by the rules governing said board of health in such cases of communicable diseases.
Rule 10. It shall be the duty of each local board of health to make a written request of the fiscal court or city council of the jurisdiction in which it is located to provide suitable grounds, buildings and equipments for an "eruptive hospital," and at its discretion to remove to it at once any case of smallpox that may occur or come within its jurisdiction; and in all cases where there has been an exposure, or a suspected exposure to smallpox of any person, it shall be the duty of the board of health under whose jurisdiction said person may be temporarily or permanently residing, to quarantine for twenty days such persons as may have been exposed or suspected of having been exposed to smallpox, and to at once vaccinate or re-vaccinate all who» may have been thus exposed. It shall be the imperative duty of the board of health to enforce this rule, and in case of refusal or neglect by said board of health to comply with the requirements of this rule, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the State Board of Health to assume charge, and either in person or by his inspectors enforce the foregoing rule. The board of health shall employ such guards, nurses and medical and other assistance, and procure such food, clothing, bedding, vehicles and other things as may be necessary for the proper and humane care of such afflicted and exposed persons; and the reasonable expense thereof shall be borne by the fiscal court or council having jurisdiction.
Rule 11. Whenever a physician is called upon to attend a case of smallpox, diphtheria, membraneous croup or scarlet fever (if such case be outside of the corporate limits of any city where there is no organized board of health), it shall be his duty to placard the house in which such disease prevails, by placing a flag or card not less than twelve inches long in a conspicuous place on said house, the card or flag to be procured from the county health officer on application. After the house is flagged, or placarded, all persons, and especially all children, all having the care of children and all going where children are, shall be excluded, except upon a permit from the board ot health. When the disease has subsided and the house is disinfected, the physician in charge shall cause the flag or card to be removed. When the above named diseases occur within the corporate limits of a city or town where there is an organized board of health, the health officer, when duly notified, shall cause said cards or flags to be properly placed or removed. The cord or flag for smallpox shall be yellow,, and have the name of the disease printed thereon. The card or flag for diphtheria, membraneous croup and scarlet fever shall be red, with fhe name of the disease printed thereon. No person shall remove, or cause to be removed, any such card or flag, until a certificate is made by the attending physician satisfactory to the health officer in authority, that the disease has subsided and all danger of contagion by reason of such disease is passed, and that proper disinfection satisfactory tothe health officer has been accomplished. Any person causing the removal or mutilation of said card or flag before a proper certificate has been placed in the hands of the health officer in authority, upon conviction, shall be subject to the penalties of law. In cities ortowns flags or cards shall be provided by city or town authorities, and. outside the corporate limits of cities or towns, by county authorities.. Every physician attending a case of smallpox, diptheria, or scarlet fever, shall use a robe, overalls, or other proper, protection for his clothing and person, and take every other reasonable precaution to prevent communicating the disease to others.
Rule 12. It is hereby made the duty of any person having charge of the remains of one who has died of smallpox to cause the body to be interred within twelve hours after death; and it shall be the duty of any person having charge of the remains of those who died of smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria and membraneous croup, to cause said remains to be immediately wrapped in a sheet and saturated with a solution of bichloride of mercury in the proportion of one ounce of bichloride of mercury to the gallon of water, and placed in a coffin, which shall be securely closed, and the coffin not to be again opened. In all such cases the funeral shall be strictly private, and no public or church funeral held, or any person permitted to enter the house containing the remains except the undertaker and his assistants and the clergyman,, unless by permission of the board of health.
PURIFICATION AND DISINFECTION.
Rule 13. The room in which there has been a case of contagious disease dangerous to the public health, must be immediately disinfected following the recovery of the 4ick or the removal of the remains, as follows, to-wit: Thoroughly boil everything which can be so treated. All articles which can not be boiled must be spread ont on chairs. Mattresses should be opened and stood on edge. Open all closets, chests or trunks, but let nothing remain in them. Paste strips or sheets of paper over keyholes, cracks, stovepipe holes, and shut tightly all windows and doors. Place a tub containing about two inches of water in the room. Put two bricks in the tub and on them place a tin pie pan or any old iron vessel. Into the vessel put three pounds of sulphur for every 1,000 cubic feet of room space, moisten with alcohol and set on fire. Immediately leave the room and tightly close the door. Sulphur candles may be bought from all druggists, and may be safely used instead of proceeding as above. At the end of twenty-four hours open the windows, top and bottom, and air the room until all odor of sulphur is gone. Take out the various articles, including carpet, and submit them to air and sunshine for several days. Thoroughly clean the room, scrubbing all the wood work with soap and water and re-whitewash or re-calcimine the walls and ceiling. If walls are papered, have the paper removed and new paper put on.
If any house is infected with smallpox and is so constructed that, in the opinion of the board of health, it can not be safely and thoroughly disinfected, after due notice such house should be condemned as a nuisance, under section 2057 of the statutes, and the owner required to .destroy it.
Rule 14. No common carrier or other person shall bring into the 'State of Kentucky any person sick or suspected of being sick with Asiatic cholera, smallpox, yellow fever, typhus fever, diphtheria, membraneous croup and scarlet fever, or any other communicable disease dangerous to the public health.
Rule 15. When any railway car, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance coming from a place or locality declared by the State Board of Health having jurisdiction as being infected with cholera, smallpox, typhus fever or yellow fever, or having on board any person or persons affected with any of the above mentioned diseases enters any part or place in the State of Kentucky, such railway car, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance, and the crew, officers, passengers, baggage, merchandise and freight shall be subject to such inspection and disinfection as jnay be ordered by the State Board of Health.
Rule 16. If any person is found on any railway car, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance who is sick with cholera, smallpox, typhus fever or yellow fever, he or she shall be immediately removed by the health authorities within whose jurisdiction such person is found, and isolated and properly cared for until the termination of the disease, and the necessary expense of such isolation and care (if the person so removed is unable to pay the same) shall be a valid claim against and be refunded by the owners, agents or assigns of the railway car, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance from which such person or persons -were removed.
Rule 17. In case of smallpox, or persons reasonably suspected of baying been exposed thereto, shall be removed from such railway car, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance, and be isolated for fourteen (14) days from the last exposure. In case of typhus fever, all persons reasonably suspected of having been exposed thereto shall be removed and isolated for twenty-one (21) days from the last exposure. In case of cholera or yellow fever, all persons reasonably suspected of having been exposed thereto shall be removed" and isolated for five (5) days from last exposure. The clothing of persons so removed, and all baggage, luggage, freight or merchandise found on any railway, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance on which there is any person sick with cholera, smallpox, typhus fever or yellow fever, and reasonably suspected of having been infected, shall be at once disiniected or destroyed, and such railway car, steamboat, vessel or other conveyance shall also be disinfected as required by the board of health having juris- diction.
Rule 18. When deemed necessary by the State Board of Health, to prevent the spread of cholera, and after ten (10) days' notice, each and every railway car, steamboat, vessel in or coming into the State of Kentucky, and used for the transportation of passengers shall be provided with means satisfactory to said Board of Health for disinfecting the excreta of passengers and crews.
Rule 19. It shall be the duty of the conductor of any railway train, and the master of any steamboat or vessel, to immediately notify by telegram the secretary of the State Board of Health, at Bowling Green, - of any case or suspected case of cholera, smallpox, yellow fever or typhus fever occurring on board such train, boat or vessel within the limits of the State of Kentucky.
Rule 20. It shall be the duty of the board of health or other health authorities of any town, city or county, to at once furnish the State Board of Health with a true copy of any quarantine orders or regulations adopted by said board of health authority, as against any foreign State or municipality or county within the State of Kentucky.
Rule 21. No person affected with any contagious or infectious disease shall be admitted into any public or private school.
Rule 22. No parent, guardian or other person, having charge or control of any child or children, shall allow or permit any such child or children to go from any house or building infected with scarlet fever, diphtheria, smallpox, measles, whooping cough, cholera, or other contagious or infectious disease dangerous to public health, to attend any public or private school.
Rule 23. No person shall be admitted into any public or private school who may recently have been affected with smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, cholera, whooping cough, measles, or other contagious or infectious diseases dangerous to public health, nor from any of the diseases named, until first presenting a certificate signed by a reputable physician that all danger of communicating such disease to others is passed.
Rule 24. The county, city and town health officers shall exercise especial hygienic supervision over the schools and schoolhouses within their respective jurisdictions, and where defects are found it shall be the duty of said officers to immediately call the attention of the school authorities thereto, and see that they have them removed.
Rule 25. Every child should be vaccinated before it becomes two years of age, and this Board recommends that all persons be re-vaccinated as often as once in five years.
Rule 26. All incorporated corporations or companies within the jurisdiction of this Board shall cause each new employe to be vaccinated on entrance, unless proof is furnished of recent successful vaccination.
Rule 27. No person shall become a member of any public school within the jurisdiction of this Board, as teacher or scholar, without furnishing a certificate from some reputable physician that he or she has been successfully vaccinated.
STOCK YARDS, ABATTOIRS, SLAUGHTER HOUSES AND DISEASED ANIMALS.
Rule 28. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning or operating stock yards, abattoirs, or slaughter-houses in this State to sell or offer for sale or to have in their possession for sale or slaughter for food any cattle, sheep, hogs, or other animals which are diseased or in any way unhealthy or unfit for food, and such animals shall be at once killed and the carcass disposed of, as provided by law for diseased animals, or put in quarantine and reported to the