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    Current Disease 'Fact Sheets' Available on
    Health Services page of CRSD Website

     

     
     
    2018-2019
     
     
    Dear Parents and Guardians,
     
     
         The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health provide 'fact sheets' and sheets with 'frequently asked questions' for various diseases. For your information these are posted on the CRSD district website, on the Health Services webpage. The topics currently include; Enterovirus 68, E Coli, Coxsackie Virus (Hand Foot and Mouth disease), Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus, Fifth Disease and Pertussis.
     
         For your convenience, the following link will take you to the site with the CDC fact sheets and informational pages; https://www.crsd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=237. Additional information is also available on the CDC website.
     
         As always, a call to the school nurse is appreciated to report your child's illness. We can share information with you on the Council Rock School District policies on return to school after illness, and can help to provide a smooth transition back to school for your child. For your convenience, here are several diseases with exclusionary information, as posted on the CRSD website;
     
                              Communicable Diseases Requiring Exclusion
    If a communicable disease is suspected in school, the parent will be notified and the child will be excluded from school. The student will not be readmitted before the minimum number of days designated by the State and Local Departments of Health which are:

    - Diphtheria – 2 weeks from the onset or until appropriate negative
          culture tests.

    - Chicken Pox** – 5 days from onset of the last crop of vesicles
          (blisters). All vesicles must be dried and crusted before returning
          to school.

    - Rubella (German Measles) – 4 days from onset of rash.
    - Rubeola (Regular Measles) – 4 days from onset of rash.
    - Mumps – 9 days from onset or until subsidence of swelling.
    - Pertussis (whopping cough) – 3 weeks from the onset or
          five days from institution of appropriate therapy.

    - Respiratory streptococcal infections (including Scarlet Fever) –
          Not less than 10 days from the onset if no medication is
          prescribed, OR 24 hours from the institution of
          appropriate therapy.

    - Acute Contagious Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Until judged
           non-infective; that is, without a
          discharge (usually after 24 hours after institution of
          appropriate therapy).

    - Ringworm – Immediately after therapy is instituted, if body 
          lesions are covered. Neither scalp nor body lesions that
          are dried need to be covered.

    - Impetigo Contagiosa – 24 hours from institution of
          appropriate therapy.

    - Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice) – After the first treatment and
          until judged non-infective by the school nurse or child’s
          physician.

    - Pediculosis Corpora (Body Lice) – After completion of
          appropriate treatment and judged non-infective by the
          school nurse or child’s physician.

    - Scabies – After completion of appropriate therapy and
          until judged non-infective by the school nurse or child’s
          physician.

    - Trachoma – 24 hours from institution of appropriate
          therapy.

    - Tuberculosis– Following a minimum of 2 weeks of adequate
          chemotherapy and 3 consecutive sputum smears. In
          addition, a note from the physician that the child is non-
          communicable shall be submitted prior to readmission.

    - Neisseria menigitidis – Until judged non-infective after a
          course of rifampin or other drug which is effective against
          this disease, or otherwise shown to noninfectious.
     
     
        Council Rock School District in addition reserves the right to exclude children from school with the following conditions:
    • Fever of 100 F or higher.  Students should return when free of fever for 24 hours, WITHOUT fever medication; no Tylenol or Motrin, for 24 hours.
    • Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours.  Students should return when appetite has returned to normal.
    • Rash with a fever.
    • Illness that prevents a child from participating in activities.
    • Other conditions identified through assessment by the certified and/or staff nurse.
     
        *I
    f your child is absent due to illness, kindly allow adequate recovery time, so that your child does NOT re-introduce illness into the school population by returning to school too soon! Please call with questions. 
     
     
     
     
    Thank you,
    Ms. Leachko,
    Certified School Nurse, SFE