Tag Archives: Flu

Understanding RSV

Like the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) often begins with symptoms such as cough, fever and runny or stuffy nose. And, like the flu, it’s highly contagious. In fact, nearly all children will have been infected by RSV by the … Continue reading

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Germs, germs everywhere

There’s a blizzard swirling right around outside our window, and we’re watching the flakes shimmer and dance as we fall asleep. I piled all the blankets in the house onto the living room floor, and we’re snuggling-in and camping-out. It’s … Continue reading

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I’m not usually a germaphobe

Sometimes I wonder how people stay alive at all. It seems like every other headline is a report about Ebola or a Pertussis outbreak or the next big antibiotic-resistant superbug or this year’s deadly flu strains or the zombie apocalypse—especially … Continue reading

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Don’t bug me

There’s nothing worse than a sick baby, and parents everywhere should be informed of the dangers of airborne viruses. Two of the most common culprits are influenza (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Though both are well known to (and … Continue reading

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