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  • Mouth Sores—Child Care and Schools

    Herpes simplex virus, canker sores, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and thrush

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  • Mumps—Child Care and Schools

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

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  • Norovirus—Child Care and Schools

    A virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting. A leading cause of diarrhea in the United States.

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  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)—Child Care and Schools

    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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  • Pinkeye and Your Child

    Pinkeye (acute contagious conjunctivitis) occurs when the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids is red or swollen (inflamed).

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  • Pinworms—Child Care and Schools

    Small, white, threadlike worms (0.25″–0.5″ long) that live in the large intestine

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  • Pneumonia and Your Child

    After an exam, the doctor may order a blood test or an x-ray. These tests can help your doctor decide how to treat your child's infection. If your child needs medicine, be sure you know the right amount, when to give the medicine, and if you should give food with it. If you forget or don't understand

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  • Pneumonia—Child Care and Schools

    An inflammation of the lungs primarily caused by a viral or, less commonly, bacterial infection. Infection of the lungs often is secondary to an infection that starts in the nose and throat area (ie, the upper portion of the respiratory tract) and then spreads to the lungs (ie, the lower portion of the

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