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City warns of possible measles exposure after case confirmed in Center City office building

Measles exposure Center City

Prevention

RSV vaccine for babies, given to their mothers during pregnancy, receives FDA approval

Children's Health

Preventive RSV shot for infants and toddlers approved by FDA

Illness

Strep throat can easily be confused with throat infections caused by viruses – here's how to tell the difference

Sore Throat Cause

Illness

A little-known respiratory virus surged this spring as other illnesses receded

Human Metapneumovirus hMPV

Children's Health

Children who had RSV as infants are more likely to develop asthma, research shows

RSV asthma risk

Health News

First mpox rapid test developed by Penn State researchers

Mpox Rapid Test

Wildlife

30 swans killed by bird flu at Lake of the Lillies in Point Pleasant Beach

Bird Flu Point Pleasant New Jersey

Illness

Flu season is off to an early start in Philly, but it's hard to predict how it will shape out, officials say

Flu season Philly

Illness

An RSV outbreak is surging in the United States; here's what parents should know

RSV Outbreak

Children's Health

A spike in respiratory illnesses is filling children's hospitals in Philly

children's hospital bed

Illness

When COVID-19 or flu viruses kill, they often have an accomplice – bacterial infections

COVID-19 virus flu infection

Prevention

Colleges need to prepare for monkeypox to spread among students, infectious disease experts say

Monkeypox Temple University

Prevention

How well do monkeypox vaccines prevent infection? A virologist answers 6 questions about the shots

Health News

U.S. declares public health emergency over monkeypox as virus spreads

Illness

Kissing became increasingly popular 5,000 years ago – and so did cold sores

Kissing Cold Sores

Children's Health

3-year-old Pennsylvania boy battles rare Powassan virus complications from tick bite

Powassan Virus Pennsylvania Boy

Illness

Viruses can change your scent to make you more attractive to mosquitoes, new research finds

Mosquito Virus Odor

Illness

Monkeypox case found in Philadelphia, but officials say virus poses 'extremely low' risk

Investgiation

No smallpox found in vials discovered at Merck lab in Montgomery County, CDC says

Smallpox

Illness

Camden County Starbucks employee contracts hepatitis A, customers urged to get vaccinated

Starbucks employee Hepatitis A

Health News

Canine coronavirus known to have infected people could demonstrate how viruses spread between species

Canine coronavirus

Prevention

One vaccine dose may be enough for people who had COVID-19, Penn scientists say

Illness

Coronavirus variants spreading in New York City, California raise concerns

Children's Health

CDC fears resurgence of rare, polio-like disease in children

AFM outbreak 2020

Illness

What to make of the new H1N1 swine flu with 'pandemic potential'

H1N1 Swine Flu

Exhibits

Mütter Museum offers virtual tour of 'Spit Spreads Death' exhibit

Spit Spreads Death exhibit

Mental Health

Will the coronavirus pandemic make you a germaphobe? Probably not, but it may bring new habits

coronavirus germaphobe

Illness

Coronavirus cases may wane this summer, but don't count on warm weather to end the pandemic

Illness

Number of millennials diagnosed with hepatitis C has nearly quadrupled in 10 years

Hep C cases surge

Prevention

How to stop touching your face to minimize spread of coronavirus and other germs

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Opioids

Most American adults should be screened for hepatitis C, health officials say

New U.S. guidelines call for most adults to be screened for hepatitis C

Illness

Student at William Penn High School in Delaware diagnosed with mumps

Mumps New Castle high school

Prevention

The coronavirus outbreak has people rushing to buy face masks – but do they work?

Prevention

Philadelphia Airport among those screening passengers for coronavirus

Coronavirus Airport Screening Philadelphia

Illness

Second Philadelphia patient cleared of having coronavirus, health officials say

Another possible coronavirus case in Philly

Health News

CDC confirms first U.S. case of potentially deadly new coronavirus

Coronavirus washington

Illness

Influenza B is the dominant flu strain for first time in almost 30 years, CDC says

Influenza B is dominant strain this flu season

Prevention

Here's how to protect your child from meningitis

Meningitis Prevention Vaccines

Prevention

Scientists fear deadly EEE virus is a 'harbinger' of more troublesome mosquito-borne illnesses

mosquito triple e virus delaware

Illness

Why antibiotics don't work for the flu and common cold

Antibiotics influenza cold virus bacteria

Health News

Two more cases of deadly mosquito-borne virus Triple E discovered in New Jersey

Triple E infection New Jersey

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