INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Because toddlers and children are exposed to a variety of germs as well as many other children, infectious diseases spread rapidly in children who are attending preschool or school. Infectious diseases effect all children and are the number one reason for school absences. Preventing diseases today is much easier than in the past due to better hygiene practices and medical advances. Vaccinations in children can prevent many infectious diseases and are the most effective in reducing life-threatening diseases, however, there are still common infections that can be difficult to diagnose and treat if contracted by a baby or child.

During your child’s general health consultation with Dr Koekemoer, he will advise you on existing immunizations as prevention of infectious diseases common in children such as Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A and B, Polio, Chicken pox, Shingles and Meningococcal Disease. Your paediatrician is also aware of the infections and other common respiratory infections that are common in babies and children including the common cold, ear infections, bronchiolitis, croup, tonsillitis, Herpes virus, Epstein-Barr virus and hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

Furthermore, Dr Koekemoer is experienced in treating the secondary infections and conditions which are common in children affected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

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