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Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on 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.

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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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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