Tag "Division of Infectious Diseases"

Robert Frenck, MD, medical director, Infectious Diseases, discusses the Zika virus spreading through many South American countries and Caribbean islands. The virus is spread by mosquitos and is connected with birth defects when contracted by pregnant women or women who › Continue Reading

Editor’s Note: CLICK HERE to see the full policy and read a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  Protection from illness-causing germs is important for everyone – parents and staff – at Cincinnati Children’s, both during the cold winter months and › Continue Reading

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that antibiotics in animal feed contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, especially children. “Antibiotic resistance is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, both in kids and adults, so much so › Continue Reading

Karen McGregor recognized the bull’s-eye looking rash on her son’s face as Lyme Disease after seeing a post about the disease on Facebook. Her one-year-old quickly received antibiotics to combat the infection and is recovering. Dr. Robert Frenck Jr., interim › Continue Reading

A new study suggests there’s a good reason why newborns’ immune systems don’t fight off germs. Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s say an infant’s immune system is deliberately not doing battle with every germ that comes along so that “good” microbes › Continue Reading

Pet African dwarf frogs have been linked to salmonella outbreaks that sickened hundreds in recent years, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2008 to 2011 outbreaks made nearly 400 people sick › Continue Reading