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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616



Infectious Disease Control


Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Disease in a Group-Care Setting

Note: the PDF documents are very large and will not print out in a user-friendly format. Full size posters are available from the DSHS printing service. Click on the below link to create a user account and place an order. Use catalog number 6-30.

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Communicable Disease Chart for Schools and Child-Care Centers (PDF PDF File, 52KB)
Conditions; Incubation Periods; Signs and Symptoms; Exclusions; Readmission Criterias; Reportable Diseases; and Prevention, Treatment and Comments


Communicable Disease Notes for Schools and Child-Care Centers (PDF PDF File, 33KB)
Exclusion and Readmission; When to Keep Your Child Home From School; Nuisance Diseases; Vaccine Preventable Diseases; Diarrheal Disease; To Minimize the Spread of Communicable Disease; When a Communicable Disease is Diagnosed and Suspected; Sanitizing Procedure; Diapering; Antibiotic Use; and Wound Care

Last updated August 6, 2016