Category: Infectious Diseases

close-up image of three children washing their hands with sudsy soap

September 9, 2022

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox

Though pediatric monkeypox cases are rare, there are things you can do to keep your child safe.

Children's Health, Infectious Diseases

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Father holds newborn child in arms, a burp rag draped over his shoulder

August 24, 2022

Parechovirus: 5 Things Parents Need to Know

Parechovirus is a common pathogen that infects most children before they turn 5.

Babies, Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Three middle-school girls walk together outside of the school building, all three wearing backpacks and face masks

August 10, 2022

Prepare for a Healthier School Year

First homework assignment: Rest, eat nutritious foods and wash hands frequently.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases, School-Age Children

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Chemist in protective anti-plague suit

July 26, 2022

Do You Have to Worry About Monkeypox? 7 Questions and Answers

An infectious diseases expert says a widespread outbreak is not going to happen.

Contagions, Infectious Diseases

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Mother helping son to blow his nose at home

January 10, 2022

Sick Kid? How to Limit the Spread of Illness in Your Household

If one person is ill, everyone else doesn’t have to get sick.

Children's Health, Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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December 23, 2021

The Pills to Fight COVID-19

Two newly FDA-authorized drugs have been shown to reduce severe disease.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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Man waking up with headache at home

December 16, 2021

Do You Have COVID-19 or a Sinus Infection?

If you’re not feeling well, get tested for COVID-19.

Coronavirus, Infectious Diseases

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Doctor discussing with senior couple during COVID-19.

December 7, 2021

How Monoclonal Antibodies Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

This treatment offers hope for people infected with and exposed to the virus.

Infectious Diseases

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A father putting a protective face mask on his little daughter in front of school

December 3, 2021

What We Know—And Don’t Know—About the Omicron Variant

The best way to protect yourself is to get a COVID-19 vaccine and wear a mask.

Infectious Diseases

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Face protection mask and travel documents resting on top of a suitcase.

November 12, 2021

4 Holiday Travel Tips During COVID-19

Take these steps to avoid getting sick or infecting others.

Infectious Diseases

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Small children with face mask back to school, greeting each other with an elbow bump

August 10, 2021

Is It Safe to Go Back to School?

With the delta variant surging, students and parents are in a tough spot—again.

Infectious Diseases, School-Age Children

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Tabby cat and feet of a person wearing socks with cat designs on it

June 7, 2021

What to Do When a Pet Bites You

Infections from animal bites are very common but require treatment.

Infectious Diseases, Vaccines

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