-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- As the new school year
approaches, pediatricians are reminding parents and kids that
children with contagious infections, such as strep throat, should
stay home from school and receive the appropriate treatment.
According to the experts from the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont
Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., strep throat is just one
of several common childhood illnesses that could spread easily if
parents and children do not take the proper precautions.
"When kids come into contact with germs, they can unknowingly become infected simply by touching their eyes, nose or mouth," Dr. Kate Cronan, medical editor at Nemours' KidsHealth.org and a pediatrician at DuPont, said in a Nemours news release. "And once they're infected by contagious germs, it's usually just a matter of time before other family members come down with the same illness."
During the school year, the experts advised, parents and
students should remain particularly mindful of these five common
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