The latest news on infectious diseases
3 steps to making smart medical decisions; how parents can prepare for swine flu outbreaks at schools.
Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe
New CDC advice should keep schools open longer. That has implications for parents with young kids.
But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says
Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say
Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say
Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds
Health reform efforts; making sure kids get enough vitamin D
New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness
Link was known, but new study helps explain why