Communicable Diseases: Exposure Notices/Fact Sheets
A communicable disease is an infectious disease that can be transferred/transmitted from an infected person to another individual. Organisms like bacteria, viruses, and parasites cause infectious diseases. Illness caused by an infectious disease is a common occurrence in students. These notices address various infectious diseases often seen in students.
Most cases of illness are isolated to one student, but occasionally an outbreak of a particular disease can occur in a school. The law requires school personnel to report to the local public health agency a list of specific reportable disease or conditions. Notices included in this section can be downloaded and sent home to parents.
Procedures for School Reporting to Public Health
For more detailed information about school health, view your school's health manual.