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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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  • Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)

    The term upper respiratory infection usually refers to a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (ie, nose, throat, ears, and eyes). Upper respiratory infections are common among infants in child care (10–12 per year) but become less common as children mature. Older children and adults have

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  • Mumps

    A viral illness with swelling of one or more of the salivary glands

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  • Ringworm

    A fungal infection that may affect the body, feet, or scalp

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  • Shigella

    An intestinal infection caused by the Shigella bacteria

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  • Scabies

    An infestation of the skin by small insects called mites

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  • Roseola (Human Herpesvirus 6)

    A viral infection causing fever or rash in infants and children that primarily occurs between 6 and 24 months of age

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  • Tuberculosis (TB)

    A disease caused by an infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually involves the lungs but could affect other parts of the body

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  • Media History

    Please check one answer for each question. If the question does not apply to your family (ie, you do not own a computer or mobile device), leave that section blank.

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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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  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

    Inflammation (ie, redness, swelling) of the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids

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  • Vomiting

    If the vomiting is associated with an infection, the incubation and contagious periods depend on the type of germ causing the infection.

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  • Urinary Tract Infection

    An infection of one or more parts of the urinary system. The urinary system includes the kidneys, the tubes that join the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), the bladder, and the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside (the urethra).

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  • Rubella (German Measles)

    A mild viral infection usually lasting 3 days that is now rare in the United States because of routine immunization

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  • Medicines for ADHD: Questions From Teens Who Have ADHD

    Q: What can I do besides taking medicines?

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  • Rotavirus

    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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