Common Illnesses and Injuries in Schools


Sarah Lewis, PharmD

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Common Illnesses and Injuries in Schools

Back-to-school time often means that kids bring home germs and illnesses. It’s just a fact of life. Schools are breeding grounds for infections. Germs easily go from person to person because kids are in such close proximity to each other. They are also sharing classroom equipment and supplies, which helps pass along germs. On top of that, physical activity in the gymnasium and the playground can result in accidental injury.

In fact, 40% of school-aged children miss three