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How to protect yourself and your children during peak flu season


The flu is upon us. Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, discusses prevention and treatment.

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Infectious Disease
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5 facts about RSV every parent needs to know


Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very common illness during the winter months, especially for babies under the age of two. RSV attacks the lining of the airways and lungs. This winter, prepare yourself with these five important facts about RSV.

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Mosquito bites and West Nile virus


In Tennessee, as of July 2, 2018, there have been no human or animal cases of WNV detected yet. There have been 13 mosquito pools found to be positive for WNV, all from Shelby County. It is early in the WNV season so it remains to be seen how many infections there will be this year.

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Measles in Memphis? Le Bonheur experts discuss isolated case


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.

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Infectious Disease
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When should I take my child to the doctor if he or she is sick?


When your doctor tells you that you have a virus, that tells you that antibiotics are not necessary at that time.

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What's new with the flu this season?


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.

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Infectious Disease
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Flu season: Be prepared


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

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Infectious Disease
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Enterovirus: What you need to know


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...

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Chickenpox vaccine explained


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.

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Infectious Disease