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Kawasaki disease: Is Kawasaki disease contagious? Is there a treatment?

Kawasaki disease: Is Kawasaki disease contagious? Is there a treatment? 1

Is Kawasaki disease contagious?

Kawasaki disease is not contagious, but a child may be more likely to develop the disease if they inherit certain genes from their parents.

The NHS state: “The symptoms of Kawasaki disease are similar to those of an infection, so bacteria or a virus may be responsible. But so far a bacterial or viral cause hasn’t been identified.

“As Kawasaki disease isn’t contagious, it can’t be passed from one person to another. This makes it unlikely that it’s caused by a virus alone.

“Kawasaki disease can affect children of any age. It can be more serious in children under the age of 1.

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