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Beat the flu, get vaccinated

Influenza is a complex, tricky virus that is nearly impossible to predict.

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Ebola preparedness prompts teamwork, unlikely partnership

Children's staff and members of the American Sewing Guild team up to make Ebola-training hoods.

Helping kids make sense of Ebola

Your young child has seen or heard news coverage about Ebola, which has led to questions or noticeable worries from your little one. What do you do?

What parents need to know about Ebola

Many people have questions about Ebola, which has dominated news coverage in recent weeks.

Enterovirus Respiratory Illness

Enterovirus D68 (Respiratory Illness)

Enterovirus D68 is not a mystery virus – we see it every late summer/early fall. Learn about EV-D68 and enteroviruses in general.

The facts about enterovirus D68

This particular strain seems to be causing more intense asthma symptoms, wheezing and respiratory difficulty for a large number of kids at the same time.

New Minnesota immunization requirements take effect in September

We urge parents to get their kids' vaccinations updated ahead of the upcoming school year.

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Trustworthy: Vaccines have earned that title

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that the 288 cases of measles in the country so far this year are the highest since 2000.