Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

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Flu Rx Approved for New Use
The flu medication Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) has been approved for a new use.
A Vaccine for Smallpox and Monkeypox
The US Food Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine to prevent smallpox and monkeypox.
Flu Myths Debunked
Myths about the flu shot are widespread, and these misconceptions often cause people to opt out of this important vaccine. It's time to learn the truth about some common flu misconceptions.
Flu Season Is Upon Us
Flu season is almost here. But you can take steps to protect yourself from catching the flu.
Measles in the US: Still Going Strong
Health experts have said that measles was eliminated in the United States. But that may no longer be the case.
What Does Acid Reflux Have to Do with It?
Acid reflux may be the cause of your chronic cough.
US Measles Update
In 2000, health officials declared that measles had been eliminated. But that may no longer be the case in 2019.
Mosquito Season: How to Fight Back
The number of illnesses caused by tick, mosquito and flea bites has more than tripled over 12 years, according to the CDC. But there are ways to keep yourself safe.
The Truth About Vaccines
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially lifesaving vaccines. 
Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Adults need vaccinations, too. Staying up to date on your vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease.