Top 3 CONTAGIOUS DISEASES at school that parents need to be aware of!

1. AGE (Acute Gastroenteritis) with or without Rotavirus

What is AGE?

Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation or swelling in the lining of the stomach. Gastritis only directly affects the stomach and may include nausea or vomiting, while gastroenteritis affects both the stomach and the intestines

What is Rotavirus?

Rotavirus is an infection that causes diarrhea. It's the most common cause of diarrhea in infants and children worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sign & Symptom

  • loss of appetite

  • indigestion

  • black stools

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • bloody vomit that looks like used coffee grounds

  • pain in the upper part of the abdomen

  • a full feeling in the upper abdomen after eating

2. Influenza A & B

Influenza, commonly known as the "flu", is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe

Sign & Symptom

- a high fever

- runny nose

- sore throat

- muscle pains

- headache

- coughing

- feeling tired

**These symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the virus and most last less than a week

Treatment

Antivirul medication Tamiflu

3. Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.

The rash appears first on the stomach, back and face and then spreads over the entire body

Sign & Symptom

**If your child have never had chickenpox or chickenpox vaccine, typical symptoms are:

  • fever

  • blister-like rash with severe itching all over the body

  • loss of appetite

  • tiredness

**If your child have been vaccinated for chickenpox, some people can still get the disease, but it is usually mild with fewer blisters and low or no fever.

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#TeacherYaya

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