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  • Diarrhea Caused by Specific Types of E coli (Escherichia coli)—Child Care and Schools

    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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  • Diarrhea—Child Care and Schools

    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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  • Ear Infection—Child Care and Schools

    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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  • Fever—Child Care and Schools

    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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  • Fifth Disease (Human Parvovirus B19)—Child Care and Schools

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

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  • Getting Children and Teens Outside While Physical Distancing for COVID-19

    Many schools are now closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may have created a schedule for your family. Ideally, it includes some outdoor time.

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  • Giardiasis—Child Care and Schools

    An intestinal infection caused by a parasite (Giardia intestinalis)

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  • HIV/AIDS—Child Care and Schools

    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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  • Haemophilus influenzae Type b

    Depends on the site of infection. May include

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  • Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease—Child Care and Schools

    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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