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(a) Whenever there is a case of tuberculosis, the health officer shall take those proper precautions as may be deemed necessary and give proper instruction to the patient and all other persons occupying the same premises to prevent the spread of the disease. Every person affected with tuberculosis shall dispose of his or her sputum, saliva or other discharges in a manner not dangerous to the public health.
(b) Whenever a person so affected is or is likely to be a menace to the health of others, the health department may cause the person to be quarantined, isolated, or removed to a hospital, sanitarium, tuberculosis camp or other proper place until the danger has been removed. Upon recovery of a person having tuberculosis, his or her physician shall notify the health department.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 7.411; 1992 Code, § 19-93)