Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests Delta does not cause more severe childhood COVID

US pediatric COVID hospitalizations have surged since Delta became predominant, but a new study that offers a first look at the relevant data suggests that fears the variant causes more severe disease are unfounded.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Influenza activity increasing across the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Flu season descended on the United States early and hard this winter, with significant increases in flu activity observed over the past month, according to an update issued Jan. 4 by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A to Z: What you need to know about pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs, and can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. Pneumonia can affect anyone, but the age groups at highest risk are children younger than ...

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