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Infection Control in Day Care

Hepatitis A Infection

Infectious diseases that adults are likely to acquire from children who attend day care centers infection control, nursery, daycare, day-care include the following:

Hepatitis A: Fecal oral transmission

Cytomegalovirus: Transmission by contact with saliva, urine; risk to fetus if pregnant day care provider develops infection (primary infection in particular)

Parvovirus B 19-respiratory transmission, risk to fetus in pregnant day care provider who becomes infected

Children are at risk of acquiring tuberculosis from infected adults who care for them

Enteric pathogens spread in child care



Parasites and Fungi

Hepatitis A -Epidemiology/Clinical Features

Common infection in children and particularly in day care centers with diapered attendees

Infection in young children is usually asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic only, but infection in adults is symptomatic 75-100% of the time

 Jaundice occurs in less than 10% of infected children under age 6 years

Infection in children is often only identified when an adult contact develops jaundice

The diagnosis is confirmed by detection of hepatitis A IgM. Maternal testing is diagnostic

Hepatitis A IgM persists for about 5 months after infection will run on the infant should be tested if the mother has hepatitis A--it will still be positive if he recently had Hepatitis A

Control of