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Infectious Disease and School

To ensure the health and safety of the school community, when a contagious disease is confirmed in a school(s), we contact Snohomish Public Health District to follow up with the people who might be exposed to the disease as a result.  For example, parent/guardians may receive a parent letter and a fact sheet outlining what to watch for should you or your student become ill.  For some diseases, we also make phone calls or send text messages to ensure you receive any necessary preventative treatment.

Thanks to vaccines, medical care, clean water, and safe food sources and handling, deadly diseases are rare in Snohomish County.  International travel and trade, however, mean contagious diseases are never far away. New diseases also pose a threat, as they can develop and spread rapidly.

Keep yourself healthy by learning about common communicable diseases, their symptoms, and how to prevent infection.  Please reference Snohomish Public Health District website for disease fact sheets.

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