Should we let our pets lick us?

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Today’s guest blogger is Shelley C Rankin, PhD, an associate professor CE of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of... Read more

Tooth decay: A preventable infectious disease

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Today’s guest blogger is Constance M. Killian, DMD, a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). She... Read more

Recent updates: Zika virus pandemic

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Earlier this month, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”... Read more

Developing recommendations related to the Zika virus

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The Zika virus story I wrote about last week keeps getting bigger and bigger. As many of you know, this virus may be causing an epidemic of... Read more

Zika virus: Should I be concerned?

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Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of an epidemic of newborns with small heads (microcephaly) and delayed development in Brazil. In 2014... Read more

Measles outbreak: What we've learned and what needs to be done

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Turns out that the Magic Kingdom offers a lot more than a wonderful experience. An unimmunized child, who was in the early stages of measles... Read more

Understanding that vaccines do not cause illness

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Vaccination — the word has become quite divisive. On both sides, we find well-meaning, intelligent, good parents who just want what is... Read more

Kids and infectious diseases: It’s been a difficult season

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The flu strain spreading around this year is mainly Influenza A type H3N2, but it is slightly different from the H3N2 in this year’s... Read more