Infectious Diseases

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  1. Infections

    Detailed information on Haemophilus influenzae, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, transmission, treatment, and prevention

  2. Adenovirus Infections

    Detailed information on adenovirus infections, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  3. AIDS/HIV in Children

    Detailed information on HIV and AIDS, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  4. All About the Immune System

    Detailed information on the immune system, including a full-color, labeled illustration of the immune system

  5. Campylobacter Infection in Children

    Campylobacter is more common in summer than in winter. Symptoms typically include cramping, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.

  6. Cat Scratch Disease in Children

    Cat scratch disease is most common in children under age 10. In almost all cases of cat scratch disease, the person who develops it will have had contact with a cat or kitten.

  7. Childhood Immunizations

    Your little one will need several immunization shots to help protect her from several childhood diseases, some of which can be deadly. Knowing which shots she needs, when, and what to do in the event of a minor reaction is important.

  8. Diphtheria in Children

    Detailed information on diphtheria, including symptoms, transmission, treatment, and prevention

  9. Fevers

    When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.

  10. Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is caused by the human parvovirus. It is most prevalent in the winter and spring and is usually seen in school-aged children.

  11. Hand Washing

    Use warm water to wet your hands, then apply soap. Rub your hands together for at least 10 seconds. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap.

  12. Hepatitis in Children

    Six main types of the hepatitis virus that have been identified: A, B, C, D, E, and G. Vaccination can protect children from several forms of hepatitis.

  13. Herpes Simplex Virus / Cold Sores

    Detailed information on cold sores and herpes simplex virus 1

  14. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

    Detailed information on shingles, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment

  15. HIV Home Care

    Detailed information on HIV home care for your child

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