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infectious disease

COVID-19: Staying fit and healthy

Current events have you tense? Safe exercise routines can help you tamp down anxiety and boost your immunity.

COVID-19: Cancel those playdates

With schools closed, parents may be tempted to arrange get-togethers for their kids. Not a good idea, says an infectious disease doctor.

COVID-19: What’s next? What can we do?

Infectious disease experts answer your questions.

Health officials: Encephalitis cases ‘troubling’

Until the first hard frost, avoiding mosquito bites will reduce the risk of exposure to Eastern equine encephalitis.

Annual flu shot doesn’t weaken your immune system

In fact, just the opposite may occur.

Hepatitis A: Are you at risk?

An outbreak in Southeast Michigan raises questions about the viral liver disease and the vaccine to prevent it.

Patient Story

‘Feeling blessed that I’m here’

As a patient recovers from a life-threatening brain infection, a doctor reminds residents, 'West Nile virus is in our backyard.'

Patient Story

When kids go global

A travel medicine clinic helps families reduce risk of typhoid, malaria and traveler’s diarrhea when visiting far-flung spots.

Mumps at 10-year high

Up to 40 percent of people with mumps have mild symptoms or none at all, so they may not realize they're sick.

Hand, foot and mouth disease makes seasonal surge

The virus is common among children this time of year. Keep it from spreading by washing hands and keeping infected kids home.

Zika vaccine efforts get boost from prior research

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses.

Patient Story

‘We are not walking out of here without her’

A teen fights for her life against toxic shock syndrome, as her parents keep watch and a community rallies to support them.

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