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Should I tell my child's school about parasitic skin infection?

If your child has a parasitic skin infection, it is important to let their school know about it. That's because many of the common forms of this condition are highly contagious, especially in schools and group day care settings. For example, lice and scabies are spread by direct contact and sharing belongings - two things children often do. Crowded conditions, like classrooms, are also to blame.

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