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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Impetigo Streptococcal

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries: Impetigo - Streptococcal. This document provides details of mode of transmission - definition of onset; incubation period; risk of transmission - duration of shedding; period of infectiousness - serial interval; and exclusion period from school / nursery. Broken skin usually required for the development of streptococcal impetigo. There is little evidence for this but serial interval suggests that most transmission occurs in first week.
Date of publishing04/30/2003
Date of last revision by publisher04/30/2003
Date of last review by us03/03/2008
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