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The word “chickenpox” might conjure up some bad memories from childhood — staying home from school, enduring a torturous itch, maybe an oatmeal bath or two. But even as an adult, you’re still at risk of contracting the virus. Chickenpox is a very contagious virus caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It spreads easily from either a […]
Mumps is a contagious viral illness that spreads by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
Also known as the stomach flu
You feel tired all the time and everyone around seems to be sick just as you feel have a nagging cough coming on. You decide it’s time to figure out what is going on with your own health and you fire up the old Google machine. After perusing the net, you’ve narrowed down your illness […]
Pneumonia is spread through respiratory droplets; that means you spread it every time you sneeze, cough, drip, or exhale.
Most flus and colds last around 10 days, but symptoms can stick around longer.
Don’t worry. This viral illness sounds much worse than it is (and it’s not the same as foot-and-mouth disease, which affects primarily livestock). Although Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is contagious, it’s usually not serious and will clear up on its own within 7 to 10 days, similarly to a cold. Symptoms may include […]