AFM usually affects the limbs. But in rare cases, it affects the respiratory muscles, making it hard for kids to breathe. Discover why seeking prompt care is essential.
Although parents may not hear about hepatitis A infections often, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms — as it’s more common than you might think.
Cleveland Clinic completely supports vaccination. Harmful myths about vaccines have been scientifically debunked in rigorous ways. Yet approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of this era’s greatest healthcare achievements.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has expanded the list of countries that pregnant women should avoid traveling to because of high infection rates of the Zika virus.
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