Are common childhood illnesses contagious?
Some childhood illnesses are very contagious. These include: chickenpox; infective conjunctivitis; head lice; fifth disease; hand, foot and mouth disease; ringworm; and gastroenteritis. It is best to keep your child at home to avoid the spread of infections through child care centers, schools and communities.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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