Infections are a common part of childhood, but some infections ail children for long periods of time—potentially their entire lives—or have very serious symptoms that need specialized treatment. That's where we come in. The infectious diseases department of Children's Minnesota diagnoses and treats acute and chronic infectious diseases, in both hospitalized patients and outpatient/clinical settings.
Children's director of Infection Prevention and Control discusses a number of topics pertaining to immunizations.
Our infection prevention team has received questions about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine from concerned parents since measles began dominating national news coverage.
Patsy Stinchfield of Children's Minnesota discusses the risks of opting out of vaccinations.
Learn more about the measles and the MMR vaccine.
Despite what some vaccination opponents have written and some media have reported, the drifted flu strain doesn't mean the vaccine doesn't work.
Enterovirus D68 is not a mystery virus – we see it every late summer/early fall. Learn about EV-D68 and enteroviruses in general.