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.
Patsy Stinchfield provided the Star Tribune with information about the flu vaccine and influenza virus.
Huffington Post published an article about a new study that found more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.
Dr. Gigi Chawla shared the latest information regarding Zika virus on WCCO "Mid-Morning."
Joe Kurland, MPH, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota, made a guest appearance on KARE-TV.
Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.
Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Minnesota, discusses this year’s flu season with WCCO-TV.
Measles is caused by a virus. Sometimes people say “it’s just a virus,” which ignores the fact that some of the most dangerous germs we know are viruses, measles included.
Zika primarily infects humans and other primates and is spread through bites by the Aedes mosquito species.
Learn more about the mosquito-borne Zika virus from Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Minnesota.