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