Communicable Disease

The institutions where AFT members work are often crowded with poor ventilation and therefore increase occupant risk of exposure to communicable and infectious diseases.  Influenza epidemics can spread through schools and healthcare facilities faster than less densely populated office buildings. TB outbreaks occur more frequently in schools than any other community setting.  AFT members can better protect themselves and their students, clients and patients from exposure by understanding the recommended control measures for common communicable diseases.  Important links appear below.