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  • What's the Difference Between Infectious and Contagious? for Teens

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Parents

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) is making people sick with flu-like symptoms. Read this article to learn how to protect your family, and to know when to call your doctor.

  • Flu for Kids

    The flu is a virus that can make you sick for a week or longer. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Hand Washing: Why It's So Important for Teens

    Did you know that the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands? If you don't wash your hands frequently, you can pick up germs from other sources and then infect yourself.

  • Flu Center - Nemours KidsHealth for Teens

    Get the basics on how flu spreads and how to protect yourself.

  • 5 Ways to Fight the Flu for Teens

    Get tips for fending off the flu in this article for teens.

  • Teacher's Guide: Bird Flu (Grades 3 to 5) for Educators

    Although bird flu (also called avian flu) is not spreading from person to person at this time, it's possible that the virus could change into a new form that would be much more dangerous for people. The activities in this Teacher's Guide will help your students understand what bird flu is and how best to avoid it.

  • Pneumonia for Parents

    Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.

  • Ebola for Parents

    Although outbreaks of Ebola may occur in parts of the world, there's no reason to panic. When people with Ebola are correctly diagnosed, isolated, and cared for, the risk of passing the disease to others is low.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Your Questions Answered for Parents

    We're learning more about coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Here are answers to some questions you may have about symptoms, care, and protecting your family.