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Is COVID-19 Here to Stay? A Team of Biologists Explains What It Means for a Virus to Become Endemic

Pandemic viruses may gradually settle into a relatively stable rate of occurrence, maintaining a constant pool of infected hosts capable of spreading the virus to others

Flu Season Paired With Covid-19 Presents the Threat of a ‘Twindemic,’ Making the Need for Vaccination All the More Urgent

Last year's tamped-down influenza season could lead to a surge in flu cases this coming season

Will Going Out in the Cold Give You a Cold?

Many viruses spread more easily in the winter, and buttoning up your overcoat won't necessarily protect you

Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.

Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say

A microbiologist explains why this simple, low-tech step may be your best protection.

14 Important Things to Know About Coronavirus

The coronavirus has reached the U.S. and is spreading, with no vaccine or cure yet, which makes it worrisome. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared and not panic.

There's a Virus Spreading in U.S. That's Killed 10,000: The Flu

Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting that the flu is already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as many people in this country alone.

What to Do at the First Signs of Flu

If you drew the short straw this year and got the flu, here are some steps you can take to lessen your symptoms and speed along the recovery process.

A Workout Could Be Good Medicine for the Common Cold

It might be the last thing you want to do when you are battling a cold, but exercise might actually make you feel better.

Flu Cases Are Spiking Early: Is This a Sign Of a Tough Season Ahead?

The flu season is off to a fast and furious start, with a strain of the virus that normally arrives later in the season making a strong early appearance.

9 Reasons to Get the Flu Vaccine

Myths and inaccurate information about the flu vaccine may prevent you from protecting yourself against the potentially deadly flu virus.

Q&A With a Flu Virus

If you really want to know what a flu virus is like, check out this Q&A for answers to all your questions.

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Only Thing Certain About Flu Season: You Need to Get Your Shot

Although no one knows yet how severe this flu season will be, now is the time to get vaccinated.

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New Strain of Strep Causing Cases of Scarlet Fever

What you need to know about the latest outbreak in Britain, which an expert fully expects will show up in the United What you need to know about the latest outbreak in Britain, which an expert fully expects will show up in the United States.States.

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