Checkup Newsroom (Infectious Diseases)

2019
July
03,
2019
| 09:43 PM America/Chicago
School’s out, the summer’s here and it’s time for the kids to hit the pool … and then later a pediatrician’s office if you aren’t careful. ...
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2018
October
08,
2018
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating six children who have been diagnosed with a rare illness that resembles polio, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) Cook Children's medical staff saw its own cluster of patients in 2016 and has se...
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2017
December
07,
2017
| 06:36 PM America/Chicago
A news story out of Phoenix serves as a tragic reminder to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Alani Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother, died only two days after she began feeling ill from the flu, according to the Washington Post. Her youn...
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April
04,
2017
| 10:33 PM America/Chicago
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study confirms how important flu vaccinations are in saving children’s lives. The study, also published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is the first of its kind to show how flu vaccinat...
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March
03,
2017
| 08:41 PM America/Chicago
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 bacterial species that pose the greatest threat to human health. WHO says the list is an effort to “guide and promote research a...
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2016
October
11,
2016
| 11:25 PM America/Chicago
The only one in your house who may be more curious than the cat is your kid. But be careful when your child is chasing his furry friend. New research shows that children are among the highest at risk for cat-scratch disease (CSD). The Centers f...
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May
23,
2016
| 04:18 PM America/Chicago
Because of Zika, the Rio Olympics ‘Must Not Proceed’ The CDC is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women with Zika in the U.S. states, territories Senate Passes Zika Bill That Will Go Nowhere Fast Every time she sees a new headline about Zika, M...
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April
12,
2016
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
At a White House briefing on April 11, leading U.S. health officials raised concerns about the spread of Zika virus, including the threat of it coming to this country. “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initia...
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March
24,
2016
| 05:26 PM America/Chicago
The first pediatric flu death in Texas has been reported. The Dallas County Health and Human Services reported a 2-month-old child has died. A total of 20 pediatric flu deaths have occurred nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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February
02,
2016
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
Zika has gained attention from not only the CDC, but the World Health Organization. Leaders from the Who called Zika a “public health emergency of international concern,” earlier in the week, because how fast the virus is spreading and the continu...
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January
25,
2016
| 10:05 PM America/Chicago
Last week, two schools in Texas sent home reports of students diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), including one in the Lewisville ISD. A letter was sent to Hebron High School and Hebron 9th Grade Campus parents to let them know a student had been di...
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2015
December
30,
2015
| 05:15 PM America/Chicago
The year is wrapping up and there are a lot of questions on our minds. What will the new year bring? Will I be able to keep that New Year's resolution? And where in the world is the flu? Ok, you may not be asking yourself that last questi...
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October
21,
2015
| 08:36 PM America/Chicago
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed a case of hepatitis A virus infection in an employee of a day care in Dallas. Staff and enrollees who attended the day care between Oct. 1 through Oct. 20 are advised to receive the hepatitis A vaccin...
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September
10,
2015
| 05:38 PM America/Chicago
As a parent, your instinct is to protect your child at all costs. However, some moms and dads may not realize the harm they are doing their newborn by not getting themselves or their older children vaccinated for whooping cough, or pertussis. B...
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