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November
07,
2018
RSV has arrived at Cook Children's. Last week, 78 kids tested positive for RSV, compared to only two who tested positive for Influenza A. RSV is a virus. It’s short for respiratory syncytial virus. It causes a disease in young children
October
08,
2018
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
September
24,
2018
Two children tested positive for the Influenza A virus from the week of Sept. 16 through Sept. 22, 2018, according to Laboratory results from Cook Children's. For the week, 85 children were tested for the flu, with 83 tests coming back
September
11,
2018
Doctors agree that nothing fights off the flu better than the vaccine, including all children 6 months and older. And thanks to  recommendations, based on research, that includes children who are allergic to eggs. A study by the Centers
February
21,
2018
Did you hear early in the season how the flu vaccine was worthless and only going to have about 10 percent effectiveness? You probably did, but hopefully that didn't prevent you from getting your child's flu vaccine. New data from the
February
16,
2018
Our Urgent Care Centers are full right now. The Fort Worth Urgent Care Center staff is seeing volumes in the 300s on a regular basis. Mansfield and Alliance UCC locations are seeing in the hundreds with the Southlake location seeing 60 to 90
February
08,
2018
Are you panicked about the flu? How do you know if your kid is getting worse? What about all these kids getting really sick, even dying? Here's what I've been saying all day, every day in my office this week. 1. Healthy kids who get
January
25,
2018
There seems to be a lot of panic about the flu lately. I blame this particularly virulent strain of H3N2 Influenza going around and I kinda blame some of the media stories for "honing in" on sad and scary stories. The Urgent Care
January
24,
2018
Your child’s throat is sore, has a headache and a fever. Is it strep or the flu? Maybe, both? Strep and flu are two very different things, although they may have similar symptoms at times. First, let’s distinguish between the two. The
January
22,
2018
The pediatricians at Cook Children’s are prepared to be busy over the next couple of weeks and for good reason. Once school was back from the Christmas break, kids returned to share their germs with one another. To make things worse, the brutally
January
19,
2018
Along with the flu, we are seeing a lot of pneumonia in our Emergency Department and in our pediatrician’s offices. These visits are most commonly a secondary infection with the flu and RSV. “Actually, pneumonia has been what kills many people