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infectious disease

‘It’s been extremely humbling’

A pediatric infectious disease doctor shares a glimpse into what it takes to keep a community healthy and prepare a hospital for a pandemic.

Yes, you should wear a face mask

An infectious disease doctor explains how to wear them—and how they can help keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

Patient Story

‘Now I can help people’

Those who have recovered from COVID-19 are donating plasma in hopes of it helping others fight the disease.

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.

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.