ChildhoodDiseases - Symptoms Fever Painful swelling of the...

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DISEASES Chicken pox (Varicella) Chicken pox is an infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus that causes an itchy rash. Symptoms Initial cold-like symptoms High temperature Intense itchy rash Lesions that generally appear on the face, scalp, and trunk Complications Most healthy children recover with no complications Complications for high-risk groups of people include o viral pneumonia o secondary bacterial infections o encephalitis Transmission Direct person-to-person contact Airborne droplet infection (coughing and sneezing) Contact with infected articles such as clothing and bedding Prevention Varicella vaccine Mumps Mumps, or epidemic parotitis, is a contagious viral disease.
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Unformatted text preview: Symptoms Fever Painful swelling of the salivary glands Headache Muscle ache Tiredness Loss of appetite Complications Most healthy children recover with minimal complications Severe complications include: o inflammation of the brain and other organs o sterility in men o mild forms of meningitis o spontaneous abortion o deafness Transmission Airborne droplets of saliva and mucus infected with the mumps virus (coughing and sneezing) Touching an infected surface and then touching the eyes, nose, or mouth Prevention Mumps vaccine (contained in the MMR [measles, mumps, and rubella] vaccine)...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course CIS 106 taught by Professor Alice during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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