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Disease Prevention Resources

At Children's National Hospital, we understand how vulnerable children can be to infectious diseases such as the flu, pneumonia and coronavirus (COVID-19). We've put together several resources to help identify the signs and symptoms of these infectious diseases, as well as ways to help your family stay healthy.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our experts compiled important information on how to identify the signs and symptoms of coronavirus, as well as things you can do to protect your family.

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Ebola

Ebola is a rare and serious disease that is contagious only through contact with bodily fluids. Our experts offer tips on how identify the signs and symptoms, as well as talk with children about Ebola.

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Enterovirus D68

Learn more about Enterovirus D68 symptoms, how it is transmitted, prevention tips and what you can do if you think your child has the virus.

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Flu

The single best way to prevent the seasonal flu is by getting yearly vaccines. Get prevention tips to protect your family and information on what to do if your child is hospitalized for the flu.

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Measles

One in three measles cases will develop complications, including pneumonia, ear infections and diarrhea. Learn about the signs and symptoms, when to call your child's pediatrician and what you can do to protect your child against measles.

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Monkeypox

While children aren't at high risk for contracting monkeypox, they are still susceptible to the virus, and in fact young children are at increased risk for more severe outcomes if they become infected. Here’s what you need to know about monkeypox and how to protect your family.

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Parechovirus

Human parechoviruses (PeVs) are common childhood viruses that spread through respiratory droplets and contact with bodily fluids or fecal matter. Learn about symptoms, treatment and more.

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Zika

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that has recently started circulating in South and Central America. Here are some resources to protect yourself.