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Fifth Disease (Slapped Cheek Disease)

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What is fifth disease? Fifth disease is a common illness caused by a virus (Parvovirus B19). The...

Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

Toddler holding ear
What is otitis media (a middle ear infection)? Otitis media is an ear infection in the middle part...

Having Fun Safely During Respiratory Illness Season: A Guide for Parents

Child riding a bike outdoors
We have learned how to live with respiratory illnesses. These are illnesses that affect our...

Sample COVID-19 Pandemic Policy

Sample policy of COVID-19 Pandemic
Sample COVID-19 Pandemic Policy In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19,...


Parent testing child for COVID-19 at home
What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus is...

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

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How do vaccines work? Vaccines trigger the body’s natural response to fight illnesses. Vaccines...