Posts Tagged ‘vaccination’

The Flu Ends with U!

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a […]


Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know

Did you know the Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A? From January 5, 2018 through October 1, 2018 there has been 538 cases of hepatitis A throughout the state of Ohio. In Cuyahoga county there has been 9 cases of hepatitis A. What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is […]


The Facts About Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or spread airborne when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. The measles virus can remain infectious on surfaces and in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. […]


Are You Ready to Travel Internationally?

Rates of international travel have continued to grow substantially in the past decade according to the Centers for Disease Control (2012). The World Tourism Organization stated that there were an “estimated 880 million international tourist arrivals in 2009 throughout the world”. Reasons for travel vary including tourism, business, studying abroad, research, visiting family and friends, […]


Updated Flu Facts for 2012

Below are the latest flu facts that can help keep you and your loved ones healthy this flu season: Flu season often begins as early as October, peaks in February, and can last until spring or even early May The flu can be very dangerous for the young, old, and those with other medical conditions […]