Hooker C, Holt E, Nissen G. 2008. Infectious diseases in childcare settings and schools: Information for directors, caregivers, parents or guardians, and school health staff (6th ed.). Hopkins, MN: Hennepin County Community Human Services and Public Health Department, 1 v.
Annotation: This manual is intended to inform administrators, child care providers, caregivers, parents and guardians, and school health staff about specific infectious disease problems they may encounter in the child care setting or in schools. The manual provides specific disease prevention and control guidelines that are consistent with the national standards put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association on 52 diseases that are of concern in child care settings and on 25 diseases that are of concern in schools. Section contents include guidelines for staff and children and the environment, misuse of antibiotics, disease reporting, exposure control and outbreak management, fact sheets, sample letter to healthcare providers or parents and guardians, immunizations, Minnesota laws related to childcare settings, a glossary, references, order forms, and fact sheets for school-aged children.
Contact: Hennepin County Health, Housing & Social Services, Epidemiology & Environmental Health, Hopkins Wells Fargo Buildng, 1011 S First Street, Suite 215, Hopkins, MN 55343, Telephone: (612) 348-2741 E-mail: Available from the website.
Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Child health, Communicable diseases, Disease transmission, Minnesota, Parents, Prevention, School age children, School health, School personnel, Standards, Young children