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Unformatted text preview: FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHAPTER 64D-3 CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS WHICH MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT PUBLIC HEALTH 64D-3.028 Definitions. When used in Chapter 64D-3, F.A.C., the following terms shall mean: (1) 15 Digit Spoligotype (Octal Code) Spoligotyping (spacer oligonucleotide typing) is an amplification-based genotyping method that determines the presence or absence of 43 spacer sequences in the direct repeat region in the M. tuberculosis chromosome . The complement of spacers is initially recorded in binary code and then converted to the reportable 15 digit octal code commonly referred to as the spoligotype. (2) Authorized Representative An employee of the Department or personnel assigned to the Department by another state or federal agency supervised and approved by the Department. (3) BED The BED HIV-1 Capture EIA is the assay currently used in STARHS for performing HIV incidence surveillance. The FDA has labeled the assay for surveillance use not for diagnostic or clinical use. (4) Carrier (a) A person who harbors pathogenic organisms of a communicable disease but who does not show clinical evidence of the disease; or (b) A person to whom evidence points as the source of one (1) or more cases of any communicable disease but who refuses to submit clinical specimens to the Department or county health department for examination; or (c) A person who, in the judgment of the State Health Officer or county health department director or administrator or their designee, is suspected to be a carrier and who refuses to submit to examination when ordered to do so for good cause shown by the State Health Officer or county health department director or administrator or their designee; or (d) A person reported to the Department or the county health department to be a carrier by the health authorities of any municipality, county, or state in the United States, of any foreign nation or of any international organization of which the United States is a member; or (e) An animal which, in the judgment of the State Health Officer or county health department director or administrator or their designee, is suspected to harbor pathogenic organisms of a communicable disease without presentation of clinical evidence of disease. (5) Case An instance of a suspected or diagnosed disease or condition in a person or animal. (6) Communicable Disease An illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products which arises through transmission of that agent or its products from a reservoir to a susceptible host either directly as from an infected person or animal or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector or the inanimate environment....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course BUL 4602 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at W. Florida.
- Spring '11