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Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…

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Here is a recap of our first week of summer vacation ... let the relaxation begin!

Number of days Mr. 5-year old spent sick with Strep Throat - 5
Highest recorded degree of temperature from above illness - 104.1
Number of missed hours of sleep due to above illness - 12
Number of jump ropes (yes, jump ropes) eaten by Mr. Small Dog - 1
Number of gastro-intestinal messes created from above mentioned jump rope - 17
Number of jump ropes removed by Vet - .5
Number of dollars required by Vet for jump rope removal - $587
Number of fights between Mr. 5 and 2 year old broken up - 997
Number of times Mom said "be nice to your brother" - 1,254
Number of time-outs - 13, including 1 for Mom
Number of hours of TV watched during Strep Throat incident - 27
Number of hours spent complaining about not getting to watch enough TV - 39
Number of hours spent cleaning house and doing laundry - 14 minutes
Number of alcoholic beverages consumed - not nearly enough
Number of times Mr. 5-year old said "thank you for taking care of me Mom" - 1 (which makes the whole rest of the week worth it).
Here's to a great summer!

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