Contagious Diseases

5th disease (or infectious erythema)

5th disease (or infectious erythema)

The name "5th disease" derives from its historical classification as the fifth of the classical childhood skin rashes, after measles, scarlet fever, rubella and Duke's disease.

April 3, 2011
Influenza

Influenza

In Canada, the flu season normally extends from November to April, and can affect 10 to 25% of the population every year.

November 22, 2010
Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is different from other early childhood diseases because it is not caused by a virus, but rather by a bacteria, the group A streptococcus.

October 12, 2010
Roseola

Roseola

Roseola, also known as « the sixth disease » is relatively harmless. 90% of adults have already had Roseola.

October 5, 2010
Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease

The hand, foot and mouth (HFM) disease mainly affects young children during  the warm summer and early fall months. Here’s how to recognize it.

September 24, 2010
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