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Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 01-18-23

COVID Variants Infectious Diseases Masks Socializing Staying Safe Testing and Contact Tracing Videos

Those Nerdy Girls deliver a New Year’s message from our CEO Dr. Ashley Ritter and also share advice on staying healthy during the tripledemic, including testing, masking, and more. Hosted by Those Nerdy Girls with: – Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD:TNG CEO & Founding Member – Chana Davis, PhD: TNG Contributing Writer & Founder at Fueled

What’s going on with strep infections?

Infectious Diseases

TL;DR: Group A streptococcus is a bacteria that can cause infections of the throat and skin. In rare cases, it can lead to serious and invasive diseases like necrotizing fasciitis, toxic shock syndrome, and other severe infections. Though still rare, the WHO Health Organization, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and the US

¿Esta temporada de enfermedades respiratorias (como VRS e influenza) se debe a una “deuda de inmunidad”?

Infectious Diseases Posts en Español

La expresión “deuda de inmunidad” es confusa e inútil. No existe tal “deuda de inmunidad” para las personas. No es necesario infectarnos para protegernos de un contagio. Cuantas menos exposiciones a patógenos durante la vida, mejor. (Tan sólo pregúnteles a las generaciones anteriores que sufrieron sarampión, cólera, polio, viruela, etc.). Para que los niños desarrollen

¿Debería vacunarme contra la influenza si ya la tuve durante esta temporada?

Infectious Diseases Posts en Español Vaccines

¡Sí! La vacuna contra la influenza protege ante CUATRO cepas. Y por otra parte ¡no querrá volver a contagiarse! TL;DR: Es difícil saber con qué cepa se infectó o cuál será la dominante en los próximos meses. Vacúnese si ya ha tenido influenza o incluso si ha sospechado tenerla. La vacuna actual es “tetravalente”, lo

Do flu shots work?

Infectious Diseases Vaccines

Yes. Annual flu vaccines prevent hundreds of thousands of cases of flu and save thousands of lives every year. The answer to the question “how well do they work” isn’t black and white because it changes from year to year, and even sometimes within a season. But even in a year when the flu vaccine