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Your child may get a disease that requires extra care, and possibly a visit to the doctor.
This section has more information on how diseases are spread, immunisations and how to care for your tamariki when they are sick.
Child health concerns
Chickenpox is a common, highly contagious illness among children aged two to 10 years.
Measles is a serious disease that’s very easy to catch.
Meningitis is a serious infection that can start with flu-like symptoms and quickly become life-threatening.
Mumps is a serious illness that’s easy to catch.