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  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most… a chest X-ray. Can whooping cough be prevented or avoided? Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough. The pertussis vaccine (DTaP, Tdap) is…

  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection. It used to be more common and severe, but now is treatable. It can… your throat or do blood work to check for a strep infection. Can scarlet fever be prevented or avoided? There is no vaccine for scarlet…

  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see… loss of appetite, tiredness. Cause:A virus that can be spread easily, especially by coughing or sneezing into the air. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) can…

  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis is a contagious illness usually spread through saliva. For this reason, it’s sometimes called “kissing disease.”… tests are needed if the results of the Monospot test aren’t clear. Can mono be prevented or avoided? There is no vaccine to prevent mono. The best thing…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you… using condoms (while condoms help prevent HPV, they don’t fully protect you) Giving birth before age 16 Not getting the HPV vaccine How is cervical…

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by a fungus. People whose immune systems are weak due to an HIV infection or… doctor about medicines you might be able to take if you have other medical conditions that weaken your immune system. The pneumonia vaccine does not…

  • Shingles

    Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is also called zoster or herpes zoster. It is caused by the same… shingles. People who have had shingles should get the vaccine to help stop the disease from reoccurring. Common side effects of the vaccine are headache,…

  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009… with or takes care of children younger than 6 months of age. There are 2 types of the vaccine. The trivalent flu vaccine protects against…

  • Colds and the Flu

    Learn about the symptoms of and treatments for colds and the flu… nasal spray vaccine. You cannot get the flu from the flu shot or the nasal-spray vaccine. Some people who get the vaccine will still get the flu. They usually get a milder case than…

  • Ear Infection

    An ear infection is one of the most common conditions among children. It is caused by a viral or bacterial… contagious, the bacteria or virus that caused it is often contagious. It’s important to: Vaccinate your child with a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against several types of pneumococcal…

  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection caused by human parvovirus B19. About half of people get fifth disease sometime… A blood test can be used, but it’s not usually needed. Can fifth disease be prevented or avoided? There is no vaccine for fifth disease. You can…

  • Zika

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can be transmitted through sex and pregnancy. It has been linked to birth defects,… Your doctor can test your baby for microcephaly during pregnancy or post-birth. Can zika be prevented or avoided? There is no vaccine to prevent Zika…

  • Meningitis

    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral… will take a sample of blood and spinal fluid. Can meningitis be prevented or avoided? Bacterial meningitis can be prevented with a vaccine. Children should…

  • Rape

    Rape is any form of sexual activity that you don’t agree to. It can range from being touched to being… about 5% to 10%. Your doctor can prescribe medicine to treat chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, and syphilis. You should start the hepatitis B vaccine, if you…

  • Men’s Guide to Preventive Health Care

    Focusing on physical and mental health and positive lifestyle changes, like improved diet and exercise, can prevent serious injury and… based on your health and family history. Every 6 to 12 months, get dental and eye exams. Every year, get a flu vaccine. Every 1…

  • familydoctor.org Flu Toolkit

    This digital messaging guide helps family doctors fight the spread of seasonal influenza… Flu Articles Use these flu-specific familydoctor.org articles to inform your messaging and share them with your audience. Flu Myths Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy Preventing the Flu Cold and Flu Symptom Checker Colds…

  • Ebola Virus Disease

    Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but serious disease caused by the Ebola virus. There are five known strains… put in isolation right away to prevent the virus from spreading. Can Ebola virus disease be prevented or avoided? The is a vaccine to help…

  • Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is cancer of a woman’s cervix. It’s almost always caused by HPV. With regular Pap tests, it can… prevented. The best ways to do this are to avoid getting HPV and to get regular Pap tests. Avoid HPV An HPV vaccine can protect young people…