Allergy and Anaphylaxis
"When children and teens are together in group settings such as schools, child care facilities, camps, and sporting activities, some disease-causing germs are easily spread among them. Communicable diseases are those diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and protozoa that are passed from one person to another. It is important to recognize when someone in a group setting is sick with a communicable disease so steps can be taken to obtain medical care and prevent the spread of disease to others" (Wisconsin Department of Health Services). This chart provides information on how specific communicable diseases are spread, the incubation period (time of exposure to symptoms), signs and symptoms, contagious period, and criteria for exclusion from school or other group setting.