Disaster Evacuees Attending New Schools

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Disaster Evacuees Attending New Schools

Description

This fact sheet presents information for parents and communities concerned about the potential for disease outbreak when the residents of disaster-affected areas migrate to other States.

The following topics are addressed in this fact sheet:

  • School-age evacuees do not pose an increased health risk in schools
  • Illnesses in school-age evacuees should be treated the same as under normal conditions
  • Guidance on accepting a school-age evacuee into the classroom
  • Immunization guidance for school-age evacuees entering school

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2006
Original Summary: March 2007
Last Updated: 04/25/08

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