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Infections and infectious diseases

Find out everything you need to know about infections, including symptoms, treatment, causes, management and more.

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Flu symptoms you should never ignore
Be aware of dizziness, trouble breathing and other signs you need medical attention.

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How can I tell if my child has enterovirus D68, versus a cold or the flu?
Whether or not enterovirus D68 is causing your child's symptoms is less crucial than treating the sy...

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Learn the best time to get your flu shot—and 5 other important facts
Get the facts—and avoid common myths—so you can avoid getting the flu this season....

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7 cold and flu myths you should stop believing
Learn the facts about the common cold and the flu, and protect yourself and your community.

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5 important facts about measles
Get the truth about the disease that’s been making a worrisome comeback. 

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Spot the warning signs of Lyme disease
Symptoms of this infection spread by ticks may be subtle, but it's important to catch them early.

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5 reasons people tend to get sick in the fall
Anyone spending more time inside is at risk of catching a cold—or something worse.

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Could you be at risk for serious flu complications?
Influenza can be dangerous, or even deadly. Find out who should be extra cautious, plus learn seriou...

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Millions of kids are at risk for measles
Learn more about this viral infection, and how to protect yourself and others.

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What you need to know about hepatitis A
This preventable disease has seen an increase in outbreaks in recent years.