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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.
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.
Infectious Diseases physicians Ami Patel, MD, and Larry Kociolek, MD, MSCI, answer frequently asked questions about parechovirus.
Learn about the recommended childhood vaccines and immunizations for kids throughout development and some vaccination frequently asked questions.
Mumps is usually spread through droplets, which means it can be spread when someone coughs, sneezes or talks to you.
The recent measles outbreak has many parents and caregivers concerned. Dr. Ken Polin shares what you need to know about measles in kids.
Learn more about monkeypox and how children can contract it.
Our infectious diseases experts answer common questions, concerns and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 6 months to 4 years old.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating recent cases of children with hepatitis who also tested positive for adenovirus.
Dr. Larry Kociolek answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19’s endemic stage and new variants.
Find out more about the COVID-19 Omicron variant and how to manage it with kids.
Our Infectious Diseases experts answer frequently asked questions about boosters, Omicron and celebrating the holidays.
Becca Mitsos, Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), shares some simple tips and reminders to help make your child’s COVID-19 vaccine as easy as possible.