Chickenpox (Varicella) is a viral infection that causes rash, fever, coughing, headache, and loss of appetite. more
Lice, Head and Body Lice (Pediculosis ) is are tiny insects that can live on the scalp. They can create a tickling feeling or a sensation of something moving in the hair, irritability, and sleeplessness. They are spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact. more
General control measures for head lice in schools are available online.
MRSA (Staphyloccal Infection) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics including methicillin, oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin.more
Unless directed by a physician, students with MRSA skin infections should not be excluded from attending school. Exclusion from school should be reserved for those with wound drainage (“pus”) that cannot be covered and contained with a clean, dry bandage and for those who cannot maintain good personal hygiene. Students with active infections should be excluded from activities where skin-to-skin contact is likely to occur (i.e., sports) until their infections are healed.