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  • Dental Caries (Early Childhood Caries or Cavities)

    Early childhood caries (commonly called cavities) is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Caries are the result of an infectious disease process that damages tooth structure and makes holes in the teeth. The consequences of early childhood caries are much more than unattractive teeth. Early

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  • Giardiasis

    An intestinal infection caused by a parasite (Giardia intestinalis)

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  • Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)

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

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  • Diarrhea Caused by Specific Types of E coli (Escherichia coli)

    Although many types of Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria live normally in the intestinal tract, at least 5 types are known to cause diarrhea. Shiga toxin–producing E coli has caused numerous outbreaks in group care settings. Infections with Shiga toxin–producing E coli may be associated with other

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  • Pinworms

    Small, white, threadlike worms (0.25″–0.5″ long) that live in the large intestine

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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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  • Mononucleosis

    A disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus; the illness is commonly known as mono.

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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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  • Mosquito-borne Diseases

    Through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile disease may also be spread by blood transfusion and organ donation.

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  • Influenza

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

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  • Measles

    Yes.

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  • Mouth Sores

    Herpes simplex virus, canker sores, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and thrush

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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    A virus that causes the common cold and other respiratory signs or symptoms

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  • Salmonella

    Salmonella is an intestinal infection caused by Salmonella bacteria.

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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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  • Pneumonia

    An inflammation of the lungs primarily caused by a viral or, less commonly, bacterial infection. Infection of the lungs often is secondary to an infection that starts in the nose and throat area (ie, the upper portion of the respiratory tract) and then spreads to the lungs (ie, the lower portion of the

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