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


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Flu Center for Teens


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What's Mono? for Kids


    Kissing is just one of the ways that someone can spread mononucleosis. Most people who get mono are teens or young adults, but kids can get it too.

  • Mononucleosis for Parents


    Mononucleosis - or "mono" - is an infection that causes flu-like symptoms. It usually goes away on its own in a few weeks with the help of plenty of fluids and rest.

  • Mononucleosis for Teens


    It's sometimes called "the kissing disease," but kissing is just one of the ways that someone can catch mono.

  • Hib Disease (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) for Parents


    Hib disease can cause serious illnesses like meningitis and pneumonia. To protect kids from this bacterial infection, they should receive the Hib vaccine as infants.