Communicable Disease

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

  • Influenza
  • COVID-19
  • Ebola
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis

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