3 Things Your Kids Could Catch at Summer Camp

ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser discusses lice and the more serious infections parents should beware.
1:41 | 07/25/14

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Now to a health alert for all parents who have kids off at summer camp. They often come home and they are more than just with their dirty clothes, there are health risks to consider. ABC's chief health and medical editor Richard Besser is here. You love summer camp but what should parents be concerned about here? You know, most kids if they come back with anything it's going to be a sunburn but you do have to worry about things they pick up because they're around other kids. If they come back with the summer coals, stomach bug, good hand washing will help you cut down on 13reding that around the house. There are more serious concerns like meningitis. I didn't even realize it was still out there at summer camp. One of the groups that's at highest risk are older kids going to summer camp so if your child is 11 or older you want to make sure they get that meningitis vaccine before camp. Most is preventible with that shot. Any more serious infections parents should be concerned about. Everyone talks about lice because, you know, there's nothing worse for a parent than being told that your child has lice. A lot of camps will check that beforehand but when they come back from camp. You can look. If you see a white spot on their hair that won't come off. They can give you medicine to take care of that. Give them a good once over when the kids get back home. Head to toe. Looking for ticks that may be stuff. How long does it have to be there. A lot don't know this. It has to be on for two days before it transmits disease. You just want to make sure when they come back -- Everyone is safe. Lara with the "Morning menu"

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