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Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get a common illness like strep throat or an ear infection during childhood. Learn all about the different infectious diseases and viruses and how to protect your child at every stage of development.

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Lyme Disease in Children: Symptoms & Treatment

Lyme disease, an infectious disease brought on by bacteria-carrying ticks, can pose serious risks to your child’s health. Learn how to prevent, check for and remove ticks and what symptoms to look out for.

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Measles in Kids: Symptoms & Prevention

The recent measles outbreak has many parents and caregivers concerned. Our experts share what you need to know about measles in kids.

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Chickenpox Causes and Treatment

Could itchy red bumps on your child’s skin be chickenpox? Our pediatric expert explains everything you need to know.

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What Parents Should Know About RSV Prevention for Infants

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common and potentially dangerous virus that affects almost all infants and young children before the age of two. Now, there is a single-dose immunization that helps in the fight against RSV for infants younger than 19 months of age: Nirsevimab.

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The Latest on COVID-19 with Infectious Diseases Experts

As news escalates around COVID-19 surges and the latest variants, we checked in with our infectious disease experts to answer some of the most frequently asked questions you may have.

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Parechovirus: What You Need to Know

Infectious Diseases physicians Ami Patel, MD, and Larry Kociolek, MD, MSCI, answer frequently asked questions about parechovirus.

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Vaccine Schedule for Children & Adolescents

Learn about the recommended childhood vaccines and immunizations for kids throughout development and some vaccination frequently asked questions.

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What You Need to Know About Mumps

Mumps is usually spread through droplets, which means it can be spread when someone coughs, sneezes or talks to you. 

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Monkeypox in Kids: What Parents Need to Know

Learn more about monkeypox and how children can contract it. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Our infectious diseases experts answer common questions, concerns and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 6 months to 4 years old.

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What to Know About Adenovirus and Acute Hepatitis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating recent cases of children with hepatitis who also tested positive for adenovirus. 

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