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Disease Usual Interval Main Symptoms Minimum Exclusion
*Immunization is available Between exposure and first symptoms of disease    
*Chicken Pox 13 to 17 days Mild symptoms and fever. Pocks are blistery. Develop scabs, mostly on covered parts of body. 7 days from onset of pocks or until pocks become dry.
Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)  24 to 72 hours  Tearing, redness and puffy lids, eye discharge. Until treatment begins or Dr. approves re-admission.
Erythematic Infection (5th Disease)  4 to 20 days  Usual age 5 to 14 years-unusual in adults. Brief prod ram of low-grade fever followed by Erythematic (slapped check) appearance on cheeks, lace-like rash on extremities lasting a few days to 3 weeks. Rash seems to recur After diagnosis, no exclusion 
*German Measles  14 to 23 days  Usually mild. Enlarged glands in neck and behind ears. Brief red rash 7 days from onset. Keep away from pregnant women. 
*Homophiles Meningitis  2 to 4 days  Fever, vomiting, lethargy, stiff neck and back. Until Physician permits return
Hepatitis A  Variable 15 to 50 (Avg. 28 to 30 days)  Abdominal pain, nausea, usually fever. Skin and eyes may or may not turn yellow. 14 days from onset of clinical disease and at least 7 days from onset of jaundice.
*Measles 10 days to fever; 14 days to rash Begins with fever, conjunctivitis, runny nose, cough, then blotchy red rash 4 days from onset of rash.

 

*Immunization is available  Between exposure and first symptoms of disease     
Pediculosis (Head / Body Lice)  7 days for eggs to hatch  Lice and nits(eggs) in hair  24 hours after adequate treatment to kill lice and nits. 
Ringworm of Scalp  10 to 14 days  Scaly patch, usually ring shaped on scalp.  No exclusion, no swimming, gym or contact sports. 
Scabies  2 to 6 weeks initial exposure; 1 to 4 days re-exposure  Tiny burros in skin cause by mites.  Until 24 hours after treatment
Scarlet Fever Scar Latin Step Throat  1 to 3 days  Sudden on-set, vomiting, sore throat, fever, later fine rash (not on face). Rash usually only with first infection 24 hours after antibiotics started and no fever. 
*Whooping Cough (Pertussis)  7 to 10 days Head cold, slight fever, cough, characteristic whoop after about 2 weeks 5 days after start of antibiotic treatment

Readmission shall include written permission from the health officer, physician or attending physician, before any child is readmitted to the nursery/preschool following any disease, which requires exclusion, not mere absence

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