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Flu season all but over in U.S.

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says.

Do you need antibiotics?

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria.

CDC: Get flu shot now

As flu season picks up throughout the country, the elderly are most at risk of complications.

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.

Old pipes, new problems

Study: Drug-resistant germs are thriving in America’s corroding water systems, possibly sickening thousands each year.

To bathe, or not to bathe?

It's time to re-think that daily ritual for your little ones. Most children only need to soak in a tub a few times a week.

Zika: Why Brazil, why now?

Several factors—including economics, climate and population—are all likely contributors, experts say.

Why being cold might foster a cold

Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus.

Patient Story

Lilly’s freedom

Lilly Vanden Bosch, 10, says good riddance to a nasty post-transplant virus.

Zika linked to autoimmune brain disorder

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis.

Vaccine for deadly respiratory virus shows promise

Researcher envisions routine immunizations within a decade.

Blood test could reveal your viral history

Can snapshot from the past be useful in the present?

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