A patient comes to your office for a hospital follow-up. You had sent him to the hospital three weeks earlier for persistent fevers but no other symptoms; he was diagnosed with infective endocarditis and is currently being treated appropriately. Advice to this family should now include which of the following?

  1.  Restrict the child from all strenuous activities
  2.  Give the child a no-salt-added diet
  3.  Provide the child with antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures
  4.  Test all family members in the home with repeated blood cultures
  5.  Avoid allowing the child to get upset or agitated

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