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The Shelby County Health Department has announced one confirmed case of measles in Memphis. A family traveling internationally arrived in Memphis on Monday, March 12, and immediately sought medical care for their sick child. Isolation procedures were then enacted, resulting in minimal risk of exposure to the community.
When your doctor tells you that you have a virus, that tells you that antibiotics are not necessary at that time.
There are two new flu vaccines available this season which are not made in eggs. Until now, all the viruses used in flu vaccines around the world had to be grown in eggs. Infectious Diseases Chief Sandra Arnold, MD, explains this new advancement.
Le Bonheur wants to help you protect your child from the flu. Jon McCullers, MD, Le Bonheur’s pediatrician-in-chief and chair of Pediatrics for The
The enterovirus strain known as EV-68 has been widely reported in the news lately, as the respiratory virus is hospitalizing hundreds of children throughout the Midwest. What is the virus and has it affected our area? John DeVincenzo, MD, medical director of Le Bonheur’s Molecular Diagnostics and Virology Laboratories and respiratory virus researcher and pediatric infectious disease specialist, an...
Who determines when children should receive which immunizations? Dr. Sandra Arnold, an infectious disease specialist at Le Bonheur, explains the organization responsible for these guidelines and its process.
A recent study found that the chickenpox vaccine has been successful in decreasing the virus among children. Dr. Sandy Arnold, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Le Bonheur Children’s, explains the study published in the journal Pediatrics, chickenpox and the need for the vaccine.
Children between 3 and 36 months of age who have whooping cough were more likely to be undervaccinated, that is, to have not received all of the recommended doses of pertussis vaccine, according to a new study. Dr. Sandy Arnold, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Le Bonheur Children’s, explains the study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, whooping co...