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            (b) any school, college, playground or such other place, or

            (c) any hotel, hostel, boarding house, choultry, rest-house, or club, or

            (d) any factory or shop.

Explanation:— A person shall be deemed to know that he is suffering from an infectious disease within the meaning of this sub-section if he has been informed by the Health Officer or any other officer of the Public Health Department of the Government or of a local authority, not below the rank of Health or Sanitary Inspector, or a medical practitioner registered under the Madras Medical Registration Act, 1914, that he is so suffering.

(2) No person who has the care of a person whom he knows to be suffering from an infectious disease not specified in Part II of this Chapter shall cause or permit that person to expose others to the risk of infection by his presence or conduct in any place referred to in sub-section (1).

60. Infected person not to engage in certain trades and occupations.-

No person shall, while suffering from, or in circumstances in which he is likely to spread, any infectious disease

        (a) make, carry or offer for sale, or take any part in the business of making, carrying or offering for sale, any article of food for human consumption; or

        (b) engage in any other occupation without a special permit from the Health Officer of the local authority concerned or otherwise than in accordance with the conditions specified therein.

61. Prevention of infectious disease transmissible from animals. -

If, in any local area, any infectious disease transmissible to man breaks out, or is in the opinion of the Health Officer likely to break out, amongst cattle, or other animals, it shall be the duty of the Health Officer to recommend to the local authority the adoption of such measures as he may deem necessary for suppressing or mitigating the disease or for preventing the outbreak or threatened outbreak thereof; and the local authority shall consider such recommendations and take such action thereon as to it may seem suitable.


PART II

Notified Infectious Diseases

62. Notified diseases. -

In this part, 'notified disease' means


(a) cerebro-spinal fever (b) chicken-pox (c) cholerae (d) diphtheria (e) leprosy (f) measles

(g) plague (h) rabies (i) scarlet fever small-pox (h) rabies (k) typhus or


(l) any other disease which the Government may from time to time by notification declare to be a notified disease for the purposes of this part either generally throughout the State or in such part or parts thereof as may be specified in the notification.

63. Occupation of houses to prevent the spread of infection.–

(1) The Health Officer may, in cases of emergency, with the sanction of the District Collector, enter upon, occupy and use, or depute any person to enter upon, occupy and use, without having recourse to the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, any building or place which, in the opinion of the Health Officer, is required, and is suitable for any purposes connected with the prevention or control of infection from a notified disease:

Provided that, if the building or place is occupied, notice shall be given in writing to the occupant, or be conspicuously affixed on such building or place, not less than thirty-six hours before it is entered upon.

(2) The owner or lessee of such building or place shall be entitled to compensation for any damage or expenses incurred and to a reasonable rent for the period during which it had been

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