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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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  • Bronchiolitis and Your Young Child

    Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory illness among infants. One of its symptoms is trouble breathing, which can be scary for parents and young children. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about bronchiolitis, causes, signs and symptoms, how to treat it, and how to prevent

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  • Common Childhood Infections

    Most infections are caused by germs called viruses and bacteria. While you may be able to keep germs from spreading, you can't always keep your child from getting sick. It is important for parents to know how to keep their children healthy and what to do when they get sick. Read on to learn more from

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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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  • Boil/Abscess/Cellulitis

    These are bacterial infections of the skin that usually begin from a scratch or bug bite and progress to a red nodule that fills with pus. Boils are superficial infections with a thin layer of skin over fluid; abscesses are generally larger and deeper with redness and painful swelling over an area filled

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  • Campylobacter

    A type of bacteria that can cause infection of the intestines

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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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  • Ear Infection

    There are 2 common types of ear infections: otitis media (middle ear infection) and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear). Most ear infections of young children occur in the middle ear.

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  • Chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster Infections)

    An illness with rash and fever caused by the varicella-zoster virus

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  • Fifth Disease (Human Parvovirus B19)

    Common viral infection with rash occurring 1 to 3 weeks after infection

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  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

    A viral infection common in children (Up to 70% of normal children aged 1 to 3 years in group care settings excrete cytomegalovirus [CMV].)

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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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  • Fever

    Fever is an elevation of the normal body temperature. Fever is most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection, but it can be a sign of illnesses not caused by infections, such as exercising in a very warm environment, rheumatoid arthritis, a reaction to a vaccine or medication, or cancer.

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  • Hepatitis B Infection

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

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  • Cryptosporidiosis

    An intestinal infection caused by a parasite (Cryptosporidium hominis or C parvum)

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  • Diarrhea

    An illness in which someone develops more watery and frequent stools than is typical for that person. Diarrhea can be caused by changes in diet, such as drinking excessive amount of fruit juice, eating more than the usual amounts of certain foods, and the use of some medications. Diarrhea also can be

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