The Good, the Bad and the Catchy: Camp Professionals Respond to Communicable Diseases (like Measles)

Wondering what to do about immunizations?  Feeling like communicable diseases are impacting your campers’ experience?  Looking for resources that help now but will also serve into the future?  Then join other camp professionals as we explore catchy illnesses like measles and our camp response. 
 

Through this webinar participants will:

Communicable Diseases and Infestations - Tips for Camps

Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations.  The potential for the spread of communicable diseases at camp means that camps must continue to pay diligent attention to communicable disease control strategies.

Communicable Diseases & Infestations

Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations.  The potential for the spread of communicable diseases at camp means that camps must continue to pay diligent attention to communicable disease control strategies.

MRSA Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Top Four Tips for Camps

  1. Establish good hygiene policies: MRSA transmission from person to person can be prevented by instituting simple measures including hand-washing policies, policies against sharing personal items (such as razors and towels), and the covering of infections.

Emerging Issues: Immunizations, Measles, and Other Communicable Diseases

Recent outbreaks of measles in the U.S. have brought heightened attention to this highly contagious disease. Add to that the national dialogue about the pros/cons of immunization, and it is no wonder that camp programs have contacted the American Camp Association (ACA) for resources. ACA has partnered with medical and health professionals to provide the most up-to-date information available. This article will focus on three areas: immunizations, measles, and other communicable diseases.
 

IMMUNIZATIONS

Definitions

Strategies for Managing the Risks of Food Contamination and Communicable Disease at Camp

It is easy to become casual about food preparation and food safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, each year one in six Americans, roughly 48 million people, become sick and 3,000 die as a result of foodborne illness.

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