Communicable Diseases

Poteet ISD follows the Texas Department of Health Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in a Group-Care Setting. To protect children from contagious illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. Parents of a student with a communicable or contagious disease should phone the school nurse or principal so that other students who have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. These diseases can include:


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Amebiasis Hepatitis A
Rubella (German measles) Impetigo
Salmonellosis Chickenpox (varicella)
Influenza Scabies
Conjuctivitis (pinkeye) Measles (rubeola)
Shigellosis Cryptosporidiosis
Meningitis, bacterial Escherichia coli infection
Mononucleosis, infectious Tuberculosis, pulmonary
Gastroenteritis Mumps
Head Lice (Pediculosis) Pertussis (whooping cough)
Campylobacteriosis Ringworm of the scalp
Giardiasis Scarlet fever