Infectious Disease

Infectious disease is transmitted from person-to-person, from an animal, or from environmental germs. Infectious disease can range from curable to a lifelong concern or ailment. Some infectious diseases include spider bites, HIV, and Lyme disease. It is important to remember that many infectious diseases are contagious in one way or another, so seeking treatment is vital to not further spreading the disease.

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By Don N Seidman, MD
Several non-confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like illness, have been reported in Illinois and across the country in 2018. Pediatrician, Dr. Don Seidman, explains what families should know about AFM.

By Charles Schwartz, MD
There are many misconceptions about the flu shot that make the rounds each year. Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Charles Schwartz, sets the record straight.
Topics and Subtopics: Cold & Flu, General Health & Infectious Disease

International travel, especially to rural areas and developing countries, may put your health at risk. Vaccines are often recommended in order to prevent travelers from harmful and potentially life-threatening illnesses. It is important to discuss any travel plans, especially trips outside of the country with a physician.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

By Dr. Nozaina Aftab
Mumps is a contagious infection caused by the Mumps virus. Below, please find commonly asked questions about Mumps, including symptoms, and the MMR vaccine.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infectious Disease

By Dr. Mia Taormina
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

By Dr. Susan Mitchell
Find out what you need to know about the Zika virus.
Topics and Subtopics: Pregnancy & Infectious Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness. Read about how you can protect yourself and your family from ticks.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

We have debunked the most common myths when it comes to tick bites. Learn the best ways to deal with ticks.

By Dr. Mia Taormina
Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Please read the commonly asked questions about measles including symptoms, treatment and the MMR vaccine.

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