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  • Managing Infectious Diseases—Norovirus

    A virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting. A leading cause of diarrhea in the United States.

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  • Managing Infectious Diseases—Clostridium difficile (Also Called “C diff”)

    A spore- and toxin-forming bacteria that causes diarrhea

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  • MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that primarily causes skin infections, although these bacteria can cause pneumonia, bone, joint, and blood infections less commonly.

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  • Lyme Disease (and Other Tick-borne Diseases)

    An infection caused by a type of bacteria, known as spirochetes, that is transmitted when particular types of ticks attach to a person’s skin and feed on that person’s blood. These ticks are very small, only a few millimeters (about the size of a freckle); the ticks that transit Lyme disease are

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  • Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)

    Yes, at the end of the program or school day.

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  • Know the Facts About HIV and AIDS

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). While there is no cure for HIV, early diagnosis and treatment are very effective at keeping people healthy. In addition, there are things you can do to prevent getting HIV. Read on to learn more

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  • Influenza

    A contagious disease caused by a group of respiratory viruses called influenza viruses

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  • Impetigo

    Impetigo is a common skin infection caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria.

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  • Herpes Simplex Virus

    In early childhood, herpes simplex virus most commonly causes blister-like sores in the mouth and around the lips and on skin that is in contact with the mouth, such as a sucked thumb or finger.

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  • Hepatitis B Infection

    Yes, if a child with known hepatitis B exhibits any of the following:

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  • Hepatitis A Infection

    Fecal-oral route: Contact with feces of children who are infected. This generally involves an infected child contaminating his own fingers, then touching an object that another child touches. The child who touched the contaminated surface then puts her fingers into her own mouth or another person’s

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  • Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    A common set of symptoms associated with viral infections that are most frequently seen in the summer and fall. Despite its scary name, this illness generally is mild. Most commonly caused by coxsackievirus A16 and enterovirus 71.

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  • Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)

    Depends on the site of infection. May include

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  • HIV/AIDS

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection affects the body in a wide variety of ways. In the most severe infection, the virus progressively destroys the body’s immune system, causing a condition called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). With early testing and appropriate treatment, children

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  • Giardiasis

    An intestinal infection caused by a parasite (Giardia intestinalis)

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  • Flu, The

    The flu (influenza) is an illness caused by a virus. It affects the whole body. This is not the same as what we often call the “stomach flu.”

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