When a person infected with smallpox, yellow fever, typhus fever, diphtheria, membranous croup or scarlet fever has recovered and is no longer liable to communicate the disease to others, or has died, the attending physician shall Purnish to the Board of Health a certificate of such recovery or death, and as soon thereafter as the Board deems it advisable, its Health Commissioner or other person appointed for the purpose shall thoroughly disinfect and purify the house and the contents thereof in which such person has been ill or has died, which disinfection and purification shall be done in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the State Department of Health.
(1969 Code Sec. 98.60)