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RULE II. Any water of inferior sanitary quality on or in the vicinity of such tract of land, to which campers or picnickers on said tract may have access, shall be either eliminated or purified, or shall be kept posted with placards definitely warning persons against its use.

RULE III. Fly-tight privies, water-flushed toilets, or other toilet facilities acceptable to the State board of health shall be provided and shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. One separate installation each for men and for women shall be provided for each 100 or fraction thereof, of the maximum number of persons occupying such tract at any time. No camp or picnic spot within such tract shall be at a greater distance than 400 feet from both a men's and a women's toilet. The locations of all toilets shall be plainly indicated by signs.

RULE IV. Supervision and equipment sufficient to prevent littering of the ground with rubbish, garbage, or other refuse shall be provided and maintained. Fly-tight depositories for such materials shall be provided and conspicuously located. Each and every camp or picnic spot on said tract shall be within a distance of. not over 200 feet of such a depository. These depositories shall not be permitted to become foul smelling or unsightly or breeding places for flies.

RULE V. The method of final sewage or refuse disposal utilized in connection with the operation of any camp or picnic ground shall be subject to approval of the California State Board of Health.

RULE VI. At least one caretaker shall be employed by the management to visit said tract every day that campers or picnickers occupy said tract. Such caretaker shall do whatever may be necessary to keep said tract and its equipment in a clean and sanitary condition.

RULE VII. The management of every public camp or picnic ground shall assume responsibility for maintaining in good repair all sanitary appliances on said ground, and shall promptly bring such action as is necessary to prosecute or eject from such ground any person that willfully or maliciously damages such appliances, or any person that in any other way fails to comply with the spirit of these regulations.

RULE VIII. Each and every owner and lessor of any public camp or picnic ground shall be held responsible to the California State Board of Health for full and literal compliance with these regulations.

RULE IX. This resolution or a digest of the same shall be printed and kept posted in conspicuous places on every public camp or picnic ground by the management of such ground.

That failure on the part of the owner or management of any camping ground to comply with the foregoing rules shall be deemed sufficient cause for declaring the premises a public nuisance under the provisions of section 370 of the Penal Code of California; also sufficient cause for the State board of health to post placards on said ground or otherwise advise the public of said failure and warn campers and picnickers to go elsewhere.


Communicable Diseases-Reports of Cases-Isolation-Quarantine-Placarding-Disinfection-Incubation Periods-Food Handling-Control Measures for Specific Diseases-Laboratory Examinations. Industrial Diseases and Venereal Diseases-Reports of Cases. (Reg. Bd. of H., Nov. 8, 1920.)

REGULATION 1. Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the following words and terms used in this code are defined for the purposes thereof, as follows:

a. The term "reportable disease" shall mean any disease named in “regulation 2" of this code.

b. The term "communicable disease" shall mean any disease designated in "group 1" of "regulation 2."

c. The term "disease of unknown origin refers to one of the diseases named in " 'group 2" of "regulation 2."

d. The term "carrier" shall be used to mean a person who, without definite symptoms of a communicable disease, harbors the specific microorganism with potential ability to disseminate the disease.

e. The term "contact" shall be used to mean any person or animal known to have been sufficiently near to an infected person or animal to have been exposed to the transfer of infected material directly or by articles freshly soiled with such material.

f. The term "isolation" shall be used to mean the separation of persons suffering from a communicable disease, or carriers of the infecting organism, from other persons, in such places and under such conditions as will prevent the direct or indirect conveyance of the infectious agent to susceptible persons.

g. The term " quarantine" shall be used to mean the limitation of freedom of movement of persons or animals who have been exposed to communicable disease for a period of time equal to the incubation period of the disease to which they have been exposed.

h. The term "concurrent disinfection" shall be used as indicating the application of disinfection immediately after the discharge from the body of an infected person of infectious material, or the soiling of articles with such infectious discharges.

i. The term “municipality” shall mean and include any incorporated town or city, or any county exclusive of incorporated towns and cities.

j. The term "board of health" or "local board of health" shall mean and include the local board, department, health commissioner, or other body or official, by whatever title the same may be known, having the usual powers and duties of the board of health of a municipality. When in any municipality no board of health exists then such municipality itself shall be considered a board of health.

k. The term "health officer" or local health officer," when not applied to a State official, shall mean and include the health officer or other officer of a municipality, by whatever title he may be known, having the usual powers and duties of health officer of a municipality.

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REG. 2. Reportable diseases

Actinomycocis (lumpy jaw).
Angina, Vincent's.




Chicken pox (varicella).
Cholera, Asiatic.



Dysentery: amebic, bacillary.
Encephalitis lethargica.

Foot and mouth disease

(aphthous fever).

German measles.

Glanders (farcy).


Hookworm disease


Impetigo contagiosa.





Meningitis, epidemic cerebrospinal.

Arsenic poisoning.

Brass poisoning.

Carbon bisulphide poisoning.

Carbon dioxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide poisoning.

Cyanide poisoning.



Ophthalmia neonatorum.

Paratyphoid fever.

Plague: bubonic, pneumonic,

Dinitrobenzine poisoning.

Illuminating or fuel gas poisoning.



Poliomyelitis, acute.

Puerperal septicemia.

Rabies (hydrophobia).
Relapsing fever.

Rocky Mountain spotted or tick


Scarlet fever.

Septic sore throat.

Smallpox (variola).






Typhoid fever.

Typhus fever (Brill's disease).
Whooping cough (pertussis).
Yellow fever.


| Pellagra.


Lead poisoning.

Mercury poisoning.

Naphtha poisoning.

Poisoning by nitric-oxide fumes.

Silver poisoning.

Wood alcohol poisoning.

Any other disease or disability due to

the nature of employment.

REG. 3. Statutory declaration.-Pursuant to law and for the purpose of this code, all diseases named in “regulation 2" are hereby declared to be dangerous to the public health, and must be reported at once to the local health officer. Each disease named in " group 1" of "regulation 2" is hereby declared to be a "communicable disease dangerous to the public health."

REG. 4. Reporting cases.-It shall be the duty of every physician in attendance upon a case of reportable disease, to report the same immediately to the local health officer, within whose jurisdiction such case occurs, giving the full name, address, age, sex, color, nationality, occupation, school attended, if any, place of employment, name of employer, number of adults, and children in the household, number of persons exposed, source of infection or probable origin and name of attending physician: Provided, That in cases of venereal disease,

the name and address of patients shall be omitted; then the special form required by statute for this class of diseases must be used in reporting.

Reports shall be made by telephone or telegram when practicable and shall also always be made in writing.

REG. 5. Reporting when no physician is in attendance.—Superintendents or persons in charge of hospitals, sanatoria, dispensaries, or other institutions, nurses, midwives, teachers, dairy managers, heads of private households, and proprietors and keepers of hotels, boarding houses or lodging houses, or other persons either treating or having knowledge of a reportable disease shall be required to report such disease coming under their observation, when no physician is in attendance.

REG. 6. Actinomycosis (lumpy jaw).—

1. Infective agent: Actinomyces bovis (ray fungus).

2. Source of infection: The nasal and bowel discharges, and the infected material from lesions in human and animal cases of the disease. Uncooked meat from infected animals may serve as a source of infection.

3. Mode of transmission: By contact with the discharges or with articles freshly

soiled with the discharges from animal or human cases.

4. Incubation period: Unknown.

5. Period of communicability: As long as open lesions remain, as proved by the presence of the infective agent by microscopic or cultural tests.

6. Methods of control:

(A) The infected individual and his environment

1. Recognition of the disease Clinical symptoms, confirmed by microscopic examination of discharges from the lesions.

2. Isolation-None, provided the patient is under adequate medical supervision.

3. Immunization-None.

4. Quarantine-None.

5. Concurrent disinfection-Of discharges from lesions and articles soiled therewith.

6. Terminal disinfection-By thorough cleansing.

(B) General measures

1. Inspection of meat, with condemnation of carcasses, or infected parts of carcasses, of infected animals.

2. Destruction of known animal sources of infection.

REG. 7. Angina, Vincent's.

1. Infective agent: A spirillum together with a fusiform bacillus.

2. Source of infection: Discharge from the pharynx, less frequently from the glans penis and vulva..

3. Mode of transmission: Directly by personal contact; indirectly by articles freshly soiled with discharges from the lesions.

4. Incubation period: Unknown.

5. Period of communicability: Until complete healing of the lesions has taken place.

6. Methods of control:

(A) The infected individual and his environment—

1. Recognition of the disease-Clinical symptoms, confirmed by bacteriological examination.

2. Isolation of the infected person, in cases when it is deemed

advisable, until the lesions are healed.

3. Immunization-None.

4. Quarantine-None.

6. Methods of control-Continued.

(A) The infected individual and his environment-Continued.

5. Concurrent disinfection of discharges from lesions and of articles soiled by discharges.

6. Terminal disinfection-Thorough cleansing.

(B) General measures-Arsenic by mouth or intravenously, is curative. REG. 8. Anthrax (malignant pustule, wool sorter's disease).—

1. Infective agent: Bacillus anthracis.

2. Source of infection: Hair, hides, flesh, and feces of infected animals.

3. Mode of transmission: Inoculation as by accidental wound or scratch, inhalation of spores of the infective agent, and ingestion of insufficiently cooked infected meat.

4. Incubation period: Within seven days.

5. Period of communicability: During the febrile stage of the disease and until lesions have ceased discharging. Infected hair and hides of infected animals may communicate the diseasse for many months after slaughter of the animal, and after curing of hide, fur, or hair, unless disinfected.

6. Methods of control:

(A) The infected individual and his environment

1. Recognition of the disease-Clinical symptoms, confirmed by bacteriological examination.

2. Isolation of the infected individual until the lesions have healed.

(B) General measures

3. Immunization-None.

4. Quarantine-None.

5. Concurrent disinfection of the discharges from lesions and of articles soiled by the discharges.

6. Terminal disinfection-Thorough cleansing.

1. Animals ill with a disease presumably anthrax should be placed immediately under the care of a veterinary surgeon. Proved animal cases of the disease should be killed promptly and the carcasses destroyed, preferably by fire.

2. Isolation of animals affected with the disease.

3. Immunization of exposed animals under direction of Federal or State department of agriculture.

4. Post-mortem examinations should be made only by a veterinary surgeon, or in the presence of one.

5. Milk from an infected animal should not be used during the febrile period.

6. Control and disinfection of effluents and trade wastes and of areas of land polluted by such effluents and wastes from factories or premises, where spore-infected hides or other infected hide and hair products are known to have been worked up into manufactured articles.

7. A physician should be constantly employed by every company handling raw hides, or such companies should operate under the direct supervision of a medical representative of the health department.

8. Every employee handling raw hides, hair, or bristles who has an abrasion of the skin should immediately report to a physician.

9. Special instruction should be given to all employees handling raw hides in regard to the necessity of personal cleanliness.

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