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Enterovirus

Fall is here, and we’ve already got a month of colds under our belt. Enterovirus, rhinovirus, and more illnesses are hogging health headlines. Are you familiar with the story of the ant and the cricket? The ant wisely prepares for winter, while the cricket is busy partying. It’s time for us all to spend some […]

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…But now that it’s got your attention, rally to prevent all the other respiratory illnesses that will be starting up this month. Enterovirus is scary because it’s required tons of kids to spend about a week in the hospital—but it very rarely causes deaths (only 4 have had the virus). Unfortunately RSV, pneumonia, and other […]

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Most extreme side-effects are rare, but if you multiply the number of people who are sick, you also multiply the number of people who suffer those extreme side-effects That’s what seems to be happening with all the kids suffering from respiratory illness. A small number are having severe side-effects: limb numbness, and even paralysis. It’s […]

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How long does it take one sick person to infect an entire building? As little as 2 hours. Researchers took a virus that behaves similarly to Norovirus (which is highly transmissible as it’s hard to kill and survives on surfaces for days) and rubbed it on a few commonly touched surfaces like elevator buttons, door […]

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Gear Up For Cold & Flu Season

September 23, 2014

It’s rare that we have to start talking about cold and flu season in September. But with so many kids hospitalized with cold-like symptoms (and many more kids, and likely adults, experiencing non-urgent symptoms), it’s worth a chat. Technically, it’s not yet cold & flu season—we’re just smack in the middle of Enterovirus season—which should […]

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