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Chapter 901:1-21 | Dangerously Contagious or Infectious and Reportable Diseases

Rule 901:1-21-02 | Designation of dangerously contagious or infectious and reportable diseases.

(A) For purposes of Chapter 941. of the Revised Code and as provided for in division (A) of section 941.01 of the Revised Code, the director of agriculture designates as dangerously contagious or infectious diseases the following:

(1) Anthrax;

(2) Bluetongue (ovine, caprine);

(3) Brucellosis (Brucella abortus, brucella canis, brucella melitensis, brucella suis);

(4) Ceratomyxosis;

(5) Contagious equine metritis;

(6) Eastern equine encephalomyelitis;

(7) Equine herpes virus 1 (clinical or exposed neurological disease);

(8) Equine infectious anemia;

(9) Equine piroplasmosis (babesia caballi, theileria equi);

(10) Foot and mouth disease;

(11) Fowl typhoid;

(12) High path avian influenza;

(13) Hog cholera;

(14) Infectious encephalomyelitis (poultry);

(15) Infectious hematopoietic necrosis;

(16) Infectious laryngotracheitis (other than vaccine induced);

(17) Infectious pancreatic necrosis;

(18) Infectious salmon anemia;

(19) Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)

(20) Monkeypox;

(21) Mycoplasma gallisepticum, turkeys;

(22) Newcastle disease;

(23) Poultry chlamydiosis-ornithosis;

(24) Poultry paramyxovirus (other than Newcastle);

(25) Proliferative kidney disease;

(26) Pseudorabies;

(27) Psoroptic cattle scabies;

(28) Psoroptic sheep scabies;

(29) Rabies;

(30) Salmonella pullorum;

(31) Scrapie;

(32) Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies;

(33) Tuberculosis;

(34) Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis;

(35) Vesicular exanthema;

(36) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia;

(37) Whirling disease (Myxobolus cerebralis);

(B) Whenever the director believes that a dangerously contagious or infectious disease is present in any geographic area of the state of Ohio, he may prohibit or regulate by proclamation the movement of any animal(s) which could carry the disease within, into or out of the area.

(C) No person shall sell, move, or dispose of animal(s) so designated in paragraph (B) of this rule without written permission from the department or its authorized representative.

(D) The director may at any time designate a disease not specified in paragraph (A) of this rule without a hearing as a dangerously contagious or infectious disease by executive order. The executive order is effective when it is journalized in the order book of the department of agriculture and is effective for ninety days from its journalization. Within three days after the order is journalized the director shall file a certified copy of the order with the secretary of state. Within seven days after the order is journalized, the director shall cause it to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within this state.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 941.03
Amplifies: 941.03
Five Year Review Date: 3/27/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 1/21/1978, 7/17/1979, 4/14/1989, 8/31/1989, 8/31/1992, 8/15/2001, 9/12/2003, 7/1/2004, 9/2/2005