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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Threadworms (enterobiasis, oxyuriasis, pinworms)

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries: Threadworms (enterobiasis, oxyuriasis, pinworms). 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. Both symptomatic and asymptomatic infections are extremely common in childhood, especially during schooling.
Date of publishing04/30/2003
Date of last review by us10/26/2005
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