Posts Categorized: Infectious Diseases

Measles Outbreak – What You and Your Family Should Know

With the recent news on the measles outbreaks around the country and cases now confirmed in Allegheny County, many parents are deeply concerned. Measles is a highly contagious virus that is vaccine preventable. We can’t stress enough to make sure your children are vaccinated. What should you and your family know about measles? Measles is… Read more »

What Parents Need to Know – Acute Flaccid Myelitis

In western Pennsylvania and around the country, there have been numerous cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a very rare, acute, neurological disorder that is affecting children. Children will begin to have weakness in the arms or legs, with one side usually being affected more than the other. Children may have other symptoms, such as… Read more »

Lyme Disease Increases in Western PA

The state of Pennsylvania has reported more cases of Lyme disease than any other state in 2014, and we are experiencing an epidemic in western Pennsylvania. Here are some frequently asked questions about Lyme disease, prepared by Andrew Nowalk, MD, one of Children’s pediatric infectious disease experts. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an… Read more »