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Contagious

There’s an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease. Already in several states, hand, foot, and mouth disease is continuing to spread (and will likely get a boost from the start of the school year). Although known as a childhood illness, adults can get it too. There are several viruses that cause hand, foot, and […]

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Dog flu (H3N2) is still spreading, infecting new pups each week. Just like in humans, dogs can experience coughing, sneezing, lethargy, and a lack of appetite. Things can also get serious without care—so make sure you watch for symptoms, follow local outbreaks, and tell friends about dog flu. You can also help keep your pup […]

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Are You Contagious?

February 2, 2015

You can’t have it both ways. Either that sneeze really is “just allergies” or you’re really sick and should be home in bed—but which is it? First, if you’re prone to allergies, or just an occasional flash of hay fever, rule it out: allergies rarely cause coughs, and the most they contribute to stomach troubles […]

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