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Treating and preventing the spread of influenza

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that can leave people of all ages feeling miserable. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.

Young girl getting shot, tightly hugging teddy bear

The flu shot is the best defense against influenza

The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.

Grand Rounds: Emerging Infectious Diseases

September 7, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Saint Paul

Richard Danila, PhD, MPH

Grand Rounds: Cabin fever: Infections of the lake country

June 15, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., St. Paul

Richard Andersen, MD

Measles: What you need to know

What you need to know about the measles

While no longer common in the U.S., recent measles cases in Minnesota have prompted cause for concern. Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.

HPV vaccine

HPV vaccine important to protect children

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.

Child sneezing and blowing into tissue, sick, on couch

Is it the flu or a cold?

Influenza, or “the flu,” is often confused with the common cold because symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, explains how to spot the difference.

Grand Rounds: Herpes Simplex Virus infections in children

December 8, 2016, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Richard Andersen, MD

Young girl getting shot, tightly hugging teddy bear

The flu shot is the best defense against influenza

The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.

Star Tribune: Helping your kids handle the flu shot

Patsy Stinchfield provided the Star Tribune with information about the flu vaccine and influenza virus.