Posts Tagged viruses

Newsletter Winter 2018

Here is our WIND Study Winter Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out some winter crafts, learn more about the microbiome and our recent microbiome research progress, and get to know WIND Study Team member Vanessa Annulysse!

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Annual Booster Seat Ratings are in: More “BEST BET” Models Now Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS for short, recently released their annual ratings for car booster seats. Booster seats are meant to raise your child higher in the car to improve the position and angle of the seatbelt so that your child can fit the […]

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Newsletter Fall 2015

Here is our WIND Study Fall Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, learn about the link between food allergies and asthma, try some fun fall activities, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, […]

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Winter Safety Tips

Here a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your family safe in the wintertime. • Dress your child in several thin base layers to keep them warm and dry. Toddlers and young children should wear one more layer of clothing than an […]

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Measles Outbreak

Currently, there is a measles outbreak in the United States. In December 2014, someone infected with measles visited the Disneyland amusement park in California and spread measles to others. This has led to a higher number of cases than usual, among both children and adults. As of […]

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Flu Shot or Nasal Spray Vaccine?

As the flu season kicks off this fall, it is important for children who are 6 months or older to get vaccinated against the influenza virus. The flu vaccine comes in two forms: flu shot and nasal spray. For kids with a history of breathing problems or […]

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Study Update

During your child’s initial hospitalization (the one during which he or she was enrolled in the study) we collected mucus in order to test it for viruses. We will compare the virus(es) your child had in the hospital with other respiratory viruses that your child may have […]

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In the Literature: Different environments, different viruses

In a recent article published online by The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers were interested in knowing whether inner-city children and suburban children had different viruses causing their respiratory infections. Interestingly enough, the researchers were not able to detect as many viruses responsible for the respiratory illnesses […]

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RSV Season by US Region, 2010-11

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the leading causes of severe respiratory infections in children. Fortunately, RSV season can often be anticipated, due to yearly monitoring of RSV outbreaks in the US by the United States National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS). While the RSV […]

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In the Literature: Swabs

In an article published in Pediatrics in 2008, the authors compare the ability of nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and nose-throat swabs (NTS) to identify respiratory viruses in children. Sound familiar? In the hospital an NPA was collected from your child, and we have asked you to collect a variety […]

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