Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Chart
(Information obtained from Ohio Department Health) 
DISEASESSymptomsMethod TransmissionCommunicable PeriodControls
Chicken PoxSkin rash blisters, scabsDirect Contact  with drainage, airborne droplets1-2 days prior to rash appearing through 6 days after sores appearExclude until 6 days after onset of rash and sores are dry
FluAbrupt onset of chills, fever, headaches, sore muscles, runny nose, sore throat, cough are commonDirect contact with infected person or indirect contact from soiled items with nose and throat discharge from infected person, airborne in crowded areas1 day before symptoms, up to 5 days after symptoms begin- may be up to 10 days in younger childrenExclusion from school based on child's symptoms i.e fever
Strep ThroatRed throat with pus spots, fever,  tender, swollen lymph nodesDirect contact with secretions from infected person or large droplets, or indirect contact with objects contaminated by infected personUntil 24 hours antibiotics completedEarly diagnosis and treatment is essential in preventing complications 
Impetigo/MRSABlister like pus filled bumps progress yellow crusted soresDirect contact with sores or indirect contact with items soiled by drainage from sores2 to 10 days (sometimes longer), as long as drainage is presentExclude until no drainage present and after 24 hours of treatment 
MonoFever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (glands), fatigue, headache, spider veins roof mouth,Direct contact saliva of infected personUnknownNeed not exclude under ordinary circumstances
RingwormScaly bald patches on scalp or flat ring like rash to skinDirect contact with infected area or items that have come into contact with skin infectionsAs long as lesions are presentExclude until 24 hours treatment given
ScabiesLinear burrows in skin, often found between fingers, inside wrists, elbow, armpits, genital area, intense itching at nightDirect skin to skin contact. Pets do not transmit the mite.From infestation prior to rash until treatment,Exclude until 24 hours after treatment, wash and dry clothing, bedding, personal articles.  Treat others who have been in contact.
Head LiceItchy scalp, feeling something move through hair, white to yellow brown nits attached to hairDirect hair to hair contact or indirect contact with infested persons combs, hats, or beddingAs long as infested person is infested, live aff hair 24 to 48 hours.  Eggs live off host 7 to 10 daysExclude until pediculocide treatment is given.

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