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- Nishnawbe Aski Nation Indian Residential Schools in Ontario, 2005 -

As in many other residential institutions, there were often breakouts of communicable disease at the schools. These included whooping cough, colds, influenza, grippe, eye infections and infections of the upper respiratory tract including ear, nose, tonsils, and throat.  Diseases such as measles, German measles, mumps, chicken pox and small pox were common and often prevalent for periods of time at each of the schools.  There were also incidences of more serious diseases of typhoid fever, scarlet fever and tuberculosis among the students.  Other problems experienced by the students were lice, scrofula (swelling of the glands) and eczema.