Contagious Diseases

Some transmitted diseases may have severe health consequences and endanger the lives of patients, especially very young ones. Therefore, preventative measures such as vaccination, quarantine (in some cases), and proper hand-washing hygiene need to be taken in order to fight against infectious agents.

Did you Know?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 4 million people get chickenpox every year!

What to Tell Children (book excerpt)

Wash your hands with soap on a regular basis—after going to the bathroom, before each meal, after touching or picking up an object from the floor, after petting an animal.
Go to the nurse’s office immediately if you have symptoms such as fever, vomiting, or diarrhea.


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