In establishing quarantine for a venereal disease under the provisions of this article,
the health officer establishing said quarantine may confine any person infected, or
reasonably suspected of having such venereal disease, or any other person liable to
spread such disease, to the house or premises in which such infected person lives,
or he may require any such person to be quarantined in any other place, hospital or
institution in his jurisdiction that may have been provided. If no such place has been provided, then such person shall be confined in the county
or city jail under a quarantine order, and such jails shall always be available for
such purposes. But if such person is to be quarantined in his home, then said health officer shall
designate the area, room or rooms, that such person is to occupy while so confined,
and no one except the attending physician or his immediate attendants shall enter
or leave such room or rooms so designated without permission of said health officer,
and no one except the local health officer shall terminate said quarantine, and this
shall not be done until the diseased person has become noninfectious as determined
by thorough clinical tests, or permission has been given by the West Virginia state
director of health. If, to make any quarantine effective as provided herein, it becomes necessary, the
local health officer may summon a sufficient guard for the enforcement of his orders
in the premises. And every person who fails or refuses to obey or comply with any order made by said
health officer hereunder, or under any other section concerning quarantine, and every
person summoned as a guard who shall, without a lawful excuse therefor, fail or refuse
to obey the orders and directions of the health officer in enforcement of said quarantine,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished as hereinafter provided.
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