Infectious Disease

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The Re-Emergence of Polio: What You Need to Know

The first U.S. case of polio in a decade and evidence of community spread in New York raises concerns about a disease most Americans have never had to think about.

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Deadly Bird Flu Strain Doesn’t Spread Easily to Humans

Outbreaks of a deadly strain of bird flu have infected poultry and wild birds across the globe. UH infectious disease specialist Keith Armitage, MD, answers common questions.

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Paxlovid: A Promising New Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19 Available at Your Local Pharmacy

If taken within five days of symptoms appearing, the antiviral drug called Paxlovid has proven effective in preventing hospitalization and death.

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