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  • November 21, 2022

    Physicians urged to consider fungal infections as possible cause for lung inflammation

    Infectious diseases expert George Thompson warns of the rising threat and apparent spread of disease-causing fungi outside their traditional hot spots. Fungal lung infections are commonly misdiagnosed, leading to delays in treatment and increase in antimicrobial resistance in the community.

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  • November 09, 2022

    Can adults get RSV?

    RSV is commonly associated with children in their first or second year of life. However, RSV can also lead to potentially life-threatening complications for adults. Infectious diseases expert Natascha Tuznik answers questions about why RSV can be severe, particularly for those in high-risk groups.

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  • November 04, 2022

    What you need to know about bronchiolitis, a complication of RSV

    As emergency departments across the country are overwhelmed by children with respiratory infections, UC Davis emergency physicians have recommendations for when you should take your child to the emergency room – and when you might not need to.

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  • November 01, 2022

    A tripledemic expected this winter

    Just when we thought the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic was over, experts are warning that a tripledemic, a trio of viral threats involving respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and COVID, is heading our way this winter.

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  • October 28, 2022

    6 tips to make the flu shot less scary for kids

    Flu shot season can bring stress and anxiety for many children. UC Davis child life specialist Marisa Martinez helps children cope with painful procedures while they are in the hospital. She offers these six tips to parents and caregivers to make flu shot time less scary.

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  • September 16, 2022

    What you need to know about monkeypox

    UC Davis Health has opened a monkeypox vaccine clinic for patients, staff, faculty, and students who are most at risk for infection. Individuals need to contact their primary care physician or schedule an Express Care visit to receive medical approval.

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  • September 16, 2022

    Lo que necesita saber sobre la viruela del mono

    UC Davis Health ha abierto una clínica de vacunas contra la viruela del simio o del mono para pacientes, empleados, profesores y estudiantes que corren mayor riesgo de infección. Las personas deben comunicarse con su médico de atención primaria o programar una visita de Express Care para recibir aprobación médica.

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  • August 09, 2022

    What to do if you think you have monkeypox

    As cases of monkeypox rise, many people are unsure what to do if they suspect they have the disease. Patients who are concerned about a possible infection should contact their primary care physician’s office to speak to an advice nurse.

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  • August 08, 2022

    7 things to know about polio

    New York state health officials warned last week that hundreds of people may have been infected with the polio virus. We asked Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about polio and what we need to know.

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  • May 24, 2022

    Monkeypox: What you need to know about this rare virus

    As cases of monkeypox continue to rise globally, this very rare infectious disease has hit home, with a number of cases of monkeypox reported in Sacramento County. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, answers questions about this disease.

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  • April 01, 2022

    Lessons from the ‘long COVID’ clinic

    Doctors who treat long COVID are trying to understand the mysterious syndrome that can follow infections, such as why some patients with mild illness experience ongoing breathing problems and why some with severe disease end up with no lung scarring.

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