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Chickenpox / Shingles

Chickenpox is a viral illness, which causes fever, general malaise and a characteristic blistering rash. The rash appears as small red “pimples” usually starting on the back, chest and stomach and spreading to the face, scalp, arms and elsewhere. Within a few hours the “pimples”...
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Slapped Cheek Syndrome

There has been a case of slapped cheek syndrome (sometimes called Fifth Disease) which is caused by the parvovirus B19 virus in your child’s class and your child may have been exposed.   What is “Slapped Cheek Syndrome”? It is a mild rash illness that occurs most commonly in...
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