Fever Info

My Child Has a Fever Fever is defined as a body temperature over 100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C taken orally 100.4 degrees F or 38 degrees C taken rectally 99 degrees F or 37.2 decrees C taken under the arm. Note: Temperature taken under the arm is less than 50% accurate. Treat the … Continued

Coxsackie

Coxsackie virus (named after Coxsackie, New York) is part of the enterovirus family of viruses. It lives in the human digestive tract and is passed by touch and by droplets.   In New York coxsackie usually occurs in the summer, though it can cause infections year-round in tropical parts of the world. The incubation period for coxsackie … Continued

MRSA

Recent studies have shown that MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus) is increasing both in the hospital and the community.  Here are the facts you need to know about MRSA. Glossary: Staph Aureus – is a form of bacteria that is commonly found on people’s skin and in their noses.  It is the most common cause of skin infection … Continued

Tuberculosis

UNDERSTANDING TUBERCULOSIS in children and adults Tuberculosis was once the leading cause of death in the United States. Effective antibiotic regimens have dramatically decreased the number of cases nationwide, though resistant strains have emerged. While the risk for TB is greater in communities with lower socioeconomics, it is important that all communities remain vigilant. Recommendations … Continued

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