ARK-IMPORTANT MESSAGES

ATTENTION

PARENTS of ARK CDC Children

 We hope that you understand, we are required to post any infectious disease that might occur in any child within our program.  Following these procedures assures that the ARK is a healthy location for children.  Should an infectious disease be identified in a child, we will communicate informational material to parents as necessary.

Conjunctivitis – Pink Eye  Feb 2019

 Viral >most common; caused by several different viruses, including adenovirus and enterovirus. Conjunctivitis caused by viral agents usually occurs in outbreaks.

 Bacterial > Numerous, including: Haemophilus influenzae (non-type b); Streptococcus pneumoniae; Staphylococcal aureus; Moraxella catarrhalis; Neisseria meningitidis. In newborn infants: Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are important pathogens.

Incubation Period:

Viral> adenovirus infection = 2-14 days with an average of 8 days;  enterovirus infection = 24-72 hours.

           Bacterial > 24-72 hours.

 ARK PREVENTION STEPS

  Toys are  cleaned frequently

washable items are being run through the dishwasher

hard surfaces are being wiped down frequently, etc.

Information will be posted by all classrooms regarding any contagious infection.

If you would like any additional information or have any questions, please see the front office.

Thank you for your understanding and helping us prevent the further spread of germs.