It would seem that it's not just the return to the school routine that many students and parents have to face, but a potential influx of contagious infection! Canada.com highlights the case of Angela Di Paolo, an elementary school teacher working in Toronto who, between returning to work during the fall of 2011 and leaving for the winter break picked up hand, foot and mouth disease, bronchitis and finally, just before Christmas, chickenpox! And this was not an isolated incident. Similar outbreaks have been noted in Halifax, Nova Scotia and across Saskatchewan. The recommended age for booster shots to be administered is now Grade 7 in the former province and Grade 8 in the latter, opposed to Grade 9 across the rest of Canada.
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