viruses

  1. Women's Health

    MERS-CoV virus spreading globally

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    The SARS-like Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV, is spreading across the globe.
  2. Television

    Deadly rodent-carrying virus found in TLC's Hoarding home

    The team behind TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive is accustomed to stomach-churning sights and smells. But a woman on the TV show's...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Coxsackie virus

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    Your child is feeling under the weather, but is it a common case of the flu or signs of the coxsackie virus? Most commonly known in...
  4. Children's Health

    The mom's guide to cold & flu season essentials

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    Cold season is in full swing, and when your little one tugs on your pant leg and says, "Mommy, I don't feel good," she's counting on...
  5. Women's Health

    Stop the spread of cold and flu in your family

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    Winter is here, and that means holiday festivities, snowball fights and seasonal sniffles. Here are some ways to protect your family...
  6. Children's Health

    Protecting your children from the flu

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    The leaves are getting brown. The air is getting crisp. The kids are getting sick. It must be fall!
  7. Conditions

    Flu vs. colds: What you need to know

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    Paired like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, and Oprah and Gayle, the cold and the flu are their own dynamic duo. Medicine...
  8. Wellness

    Are you at risk for the flu?

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    'Tis the season to be, well, sick . That's right: Flu season is upon us, and right about now is the time to start thinking about...
  9. Vaccinations & Shots

    MMR (measles mumps rubella) vaccine

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    The childhood vaccination commonly known as MMR protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
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    Japanese encephalitis vaccine

    Japanese encephalitis is a disease that affects the brain and can cause brain damage or death -- but it can be prevented by the...
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    The yellow fever vaccine

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    Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted through bites from infected mosquitoes. The potentially serious infection can be...
  12. Vaccinations & Shots

    Immune serum globulin vaccine

    The immune serum globulin vaccine helps protect against hepatitis B, a viral disease that can damage the liver.
  13. Children's Health

    The chicken pox (varicella) vaccine

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    Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a virus that causes a high fever and characteristic itchy red rash that can range from a few...
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    The rabies vaccine

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    Rabies, a virus primarily transmitted through contact with infected animals, can be prevented by two types of rabies vaccines.
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    The H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine

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    The H1N1 flu virus, more commonly called swine flu, is considered pandemic, putting people worldwide at risk of getting the disease....
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    The rotavirus vaccines

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    Rotavirus is an infectious disease that attacks the intestinal tract. The potentially serious illness can be prevented with the...
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    The hepatitis A vaccine

    The rates of Hepatitis A are the lowest they have been in four decades, and the Centers for Disease Control credits a hepatitis A...
  18. Vaccinations & Shots

    The herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine

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    Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a painful localized skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that...
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    The rubella vaccine

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    Rubella, aka German measles, is an infectious disease that can cause serious health problems for children, especially for unborn...
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    The smallpox vaccine

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    Smallpox is a highly contagious infection characterized by high fever and an extensive rash. The sometimes fatal disease is...