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Keith Armitage, MD

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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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Respiratory Viruses on the Rise? Yes, But No Need to Panic

During the pandemic, social distancing and masking made respiratory illnesses almost obsolete. They’re making a comeback, but aren’t usually a serious health threat.

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What to Know About Malaria After Cases Found in U.S.

It’s unusual to catch malaria in the United States, but a few recent cases in Texas and Florida remind us that the mosquito-borne disease can happen here.

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How to Travel Smart: A Checklist to Stay Healthy

With summer travel heating up, some advance planning is the key to having a great vacation. Our experts share their tips.

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