Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

The Food Poisoning 411
As the weather warms up, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors. And, of course, you will have to pick out the perfect snacks for these outings. As fun as this all sounds, it can quickly become dangerous if you're not careful.
The Truth About Vaccines
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially lifesaving vaccines. 
Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Adults need vaccinations, too. Staying up to date on your vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease.
Washington Measles Outbreak Ignites State of Emergency
After reports of more than two dozen cases of measles, the governor of Washington declared a state public health emergency.
Measles Outbreaks
With 349 confirmed cases across the United States as of 2018, measles appears to be on the rise.
Flu Season Update: Millions Affected
If you have gotten sick with the flu this year, you are not alone.
Hepatitis C May Affect Millions of Americans
Although there are medications that can cure hepatitis C, an estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with the disease, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Staying Healthy During Flu Season
Not every sickness gets its own season. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue until as late as May.
Scrub Your Hands to Protect Your Health
Dec. 2 through 8 is National Handwashing Awareness Week — the perfect time to remind everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to stay healthy.
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Those Hands
Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to stay healthy.