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Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Jan 24, 2020

The new virus COVID-19 has been making headlines around the world. But what is it, exactly? And should you be worried?

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Jadeecada: Macluumaadka Qoyska

Apr 23, 2019

Jadeecadu waa xanuun lakala qaado oo fayrus keeno oo ku faafa hawada oo qofku qufac iyo hindhiso yeesho. Waa caabuq uu talaal baajin karo. Read More


Measles Virus: Facts for Families

Apr 23, 2019

Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air from coughing and sneezing. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Symptoms of measles usually occur one to two weeks after exposure to an infected individual. Read More

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A: Virus Facts for Families

Feb 25, 2019

Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause acute inflammation of the liver. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Before the introduction of routine childhood immunization with the hepatitis A vaccine, infections most commonly occurred in school-aged children. Read More


Cytomegalovirus: What Pregnant Women Need to Know About CMV

Dec 11, 2018

Cytomegalovirus is a very common virus that affects people of all ages and most people will be infected during their lifetime. About one out of every 200 babies is born with congenital CMV; meaning it was passed to them during pregnancy from their mother through the placenta. Read More

World Aids Day

World AIDS Day – Why You Should Still Care

Nov 29, 2018

It’s been 30 years since World AIDS Day was started in 1988. It was used as a day to remember those who died of HIV/AIDS or an AIDS related illness, recognize those who were living with HIV, and to come together globally in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In 2018, on this day the world continues to remember, recognize and come together for a common cause. Read More


What Parents Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Nov 02, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that has received much attention recently. The reports are scary, with most cases involving young healthy children who suffer from muscle weakness or paralysis that can last a long time. Read More

ticks and red meat

The Lone Star Tick and Red Meat Allergy: Should You Be Concerned?

Jun 30, 2017

While most tick bites are painless and often go unnoticed, ticks can cause serious problems for humans by transmitting infectious diseases such as Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Read More

5 Ebola Facts We Want You To Know

Oct 15, 2014

Here at Nationwide Children’s, you will be seeing signs asking families to notify the receptionist immediately if within the past 21 days you have traveled to Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or if you have had contact with someone suspected to have Ebola AND have any of the symptoms. Read More