Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Chart

This is a PDF file of a chart that lists all of the different communicable diseases childcare providers should be aware of. After the list of the common communicable diseases that affect school age children is a list of the symptoms, how it is transmitted, when communicable, restrictions and control measures. This is important information to a know when dealing with school age children.

Here is another link to a different chart that also includes notes on communicable diseases.

 

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The Black Death

What better way is there for a student to learn about communicable diseases and the effect they could have if out of control, then learning about one of the worst communicable diseases in history, the black death. The website hosts many different links to worksheets other teachers have used to inform students about this disease. This would be a great tie in with a Edgar Allen Poe Unit, because of his story "The Masque of the Red Death".

 

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H1N1

Although the H1N1 flu is at a nationwide low since it first became a concern over one year ago, the possibility of it returning again and causing another "pandemic" is likely. We have a vaccination for this flu but it is still important to be aware of the symptoms and risks associated with the H1N1 virus. This site is the official Center for Disease Control webpage informing people about the current condition with H1N1, where to get vaccinated, symptoms and many more articles relating to the virus. It also has information regarding the common seasonal flu.

 

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 Communicable Diseases in Children

This is a power point presentation created for teachers that talks about a few of the different communicable diseases found in children. The power defines what a communicable disease is and then names a few of them showing pictures and symptoms of the virus. This is helpful because not only does it give a person an understanding of what a communicable disease is, it also shows some pictures of common viruses that children in school may get. Some of these communicable diseases are scabies, pink eye, and chicken pox.

 

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 Fact Sheet

This is a website that lists the different communicable diseases and gives information on each one. Clicking on a specific disease will take you to a page that describes the disease, the symptoms, the risks, if you should call a doctor, and how contagious you are. It is good for everyone to know about the different communicable diseases because that is the only way to recognize and prevent or treat the virus.

 

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