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what sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Usually viral: More likely viral illnesses are spread in children in school environment.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Infestor vs infector: School kids oft have a relaxed pattern of personal hygene & well developed pattern of sharing.Things that infest (lice/pinworms/scabies mite) are all possibilities for school transmition.Things that infect (bacteria/virus/fungus/etc) are also spread in this close and relaxed environment.As they age & acquire better self monitoring & hygene, the infestors are less prominent.
Answered on Sep 23, 2012

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