Communicable diseases can spread from person to person.
Disease can spread via many routes of transmission, such as airborne, skin-to-skin, and bodily fluid contact.
An endemic is the rapid spread of disease beyond that which would be expected for a given area. A pandemic is a large-scale disease outbreak.
Examples of Communicable Diseases
What You Can Do
Prepare before an incident
- Ensure you are enrolled in Flash ALERTS and your contact info is current
- Wash your hands often
- Learn how diseases spread
- Practice good health habits
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Be physically active.
- Manage your stress.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Eat nutritious food.
- Stay up-to-date with appropriate vaccines and boosters
- Be aware the University may distribute info via web resource and email
Respond during the incident
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- If you become sick, do not hesitate to contact a medical professional
- When you are sick, stay home and limit contact with others
- Ues appropriate disinfectant cleaners, especially in shared spaces
- Follow other guidance from CDC, Health Department, and KSU
Recover after the incident
- Expect updates from KSU and Public Health officials
- Continue taking protective actions to help prevent the disease from spiking again