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.
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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.
If your child comes home with head lice, you may have a lot of questions. It’s important to keep in mind that head lice are treatable with care, time, and patience. Speak with your health care provider or pharmacist before using any chemical shampoos if:
Chickenpox is a common and preventable infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus.
Our Infectious Disease Prevention Department is responsible for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Tuberculosis Prevention Control, and the Emergency Preparedness Program.
Learn more about the teams roles here.