Infectious Disease

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February 5, 2024/Infectious Disease

What Constitutes a ‘Superspreader Event’?

Any large social gathering — from a family birthday party to an indoor music concert — has the potential to spread serious infection

Female wrapped in blanket laying on sofa looking fatigued or unwell
January 23, 2024/Infectious Disease

How To Manage COVID Fatigue and Regain Your Energy

It’s important to connect with a healthcare provider, get quality sleep and balance your activities with your energy levels

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January 17, 2024/Infectious Disease

Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Variants

Just like the flu, COVID-19 will continue to evolve every year

Adult female on couch, coughing into crook of arm, holding thermometer
January 15, 2024/Infectious Disease

Prepping for Flurona: When COVID-19 and the Flu Strike at the Same Time

It’s best to treat flu-like symptoms as if you have COVID-19

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December 20, 2023/Infectious Disease

How Long Does COVID-19 Last if You’re Vaccinated?

The duration varies, but symptoms can linger for a few days up to a couple weeks or more

A vaccine syringe in front of a passport for international travel.
December 4, 2023/Infectious Disease

Which Vaccines Are Required To Travel?

Plan early — getting the right vaccines can help you stay healthy on your travels

Closeup of shingles virus presenting on shoulder of person
December 3, 2023/Infectious Disease

Is the Shingles Vaccine Worthwhile?

It’s 97% effective in preventing shingles in people between the ages of 50 and 69

covid toe
November 27, 2023/Infectious Disease

Are COVID Toes and Rashes Common Symptoms of the Coronavirus?

Chilblain-like skin lesions and rashes probably aren’t COVID related

Closeup of the manufacturing process of filling pill bottles on the mechanized assembly line.
November 20, 2023/Infectious Disease

What Pills Can You Take To Treat COVID-19?

Vaccination is best for prevention, but if you get sick with COVID-19, treatments are available

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November 13, 2023/Infectious Disease

Here’s How Long COVID-19 Lasts on Surfaces

The virus lives best in humans, but it can last on hard surfaces, like doorknobs and railings

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