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  • When Is an Illness Contagious? for Parents

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Infections for Teens

    Who needs a flu shot? How long is mono contagious? This section has tons of articles about infections that teens can get, with information about how they're spread, signs and symptoms, when to go to the doctor, and more.

  • Word! Contagious for Kids

    There's a good reason your parent tells you to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough!

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

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • How Long Is Mono Contagious? for Teens

    If someone gets mono, the virus stays in that person's body for life. The virus may surface from time to time and possibly infect someone else. Here are the facts on how mono works.

  • Common Infections for Teens

    This section has information on common infections like colds and the flu.

  • Flu Q&A for Parents

    Top questions about preventing and treating the flu.

  • Chickenpox for Kids

    Chickenpox is a virus that causes red, itchy bumps. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • 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.

  • Bacteria & Viruses for Teens

    Common bacterial & viral infections.