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Infectious Disease Prevention

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacteria that is spread by sexual contact with an infected person, sharing needles or from mother to her unborn child.

Impetigo

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by bacteria called group A streptococcal (strep) or Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The infection happens when the bacteria get into scrapes and insect bites.

Common Cold

The common cold is a virus that infects the upper respiratory tract. There are over 100 viruses that can cause the common cold. These viruses are very contagious and exist throughout all four seasons.

Norovirus (Norwalk-like virus)

Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis). It is an illness that usually includes diarrhea and vomiting. You may have a norovirus sickness many times in your life because there are different types of noroviruses. Norovirus can spread quickly in a facility like a nursing home, retirement homes, daycares schools and cruise ships.

Fifth Disease

Fifth disease is caused by the virus Parvovirus B19. Symptoms may begin 4 to 20 days after you are exposed to someone who is infected. It's most contagious before the development of the rash.