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Roseola is a viral illness that appears as a pink rash. It is very contagious and is characterized by a high fever that ends drastically once the rash appears.

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How to keep your family from catching this highly contagious illness

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Meningitis is an infection of the membrane and fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Viral meningitis is caused by a viral infection.

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Ten percent of all women in the reproductive age group lack antibodies to protect against the rubella infection. According to the team from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, rubella is a mild and harmless illness in healthy people, but it can have devastating effects on the developing fetus if contracted by a susceptible, pregnant woman.

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If your kids are spending more time swimming in a lake this summer, they may develop a minor skin infection or rash, more commonly known as “swimmer’s itch”.

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Children should skip this part of beach vacations

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A common childhood viral infection, Fifth Disease mainly affects children, but can also be contracted by adults of all ages.

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Chicken pox (aka varicella) is generally thought of as a mild childhood illness.