Encephalitis for Teens
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Although encephalitis sounds scary, understanding its causes, symptoms, and treatment can help you feel prepared to deal with it if you ever need to.
Encephalitis for Parents
Encephalitis is a rare brain inflammation caused by a virus. The best way to avoid encephalitis is to prevent the illnesses that may lead to it.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases for Parents
Mosquito-borne diseases are illnesses spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.
West Nile Virus for Parents
The threat of West Nile virus has made getting a mosquito bite a cause for concern. What is West Nile virus, and what can you do to prevent it?
What Is Powassan Virus? for Parents
Find out what the experts have to say.
Coxsackievirus Infections for Parents
Coxsackievirus infections can spread from person to person. In most cases, the viruses cause mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to more serious infections.
Toxoplasmosis for Parents
Toxoplasmosis is an infection that passes from animals to humans, sometimes without causing any symptoms. Learn more about this infection in this article for parents.
Bacteria & Viruses for Teens
Common bacterial & viral infections.
Shingles for Parents
Shingles isn't very common in kids - it mostly affects older people. Find out what causes shingles, symptoms to watch for, and what to do if your child has it.
Mumps for Parents
Mumps is a viral infection that causes telltale swelling and pain in the salivary glands. With the help of the mumps vaccine, it's preventable.