Fighting infectious diseases today is much easier than in the past. With proper hygiene and precautions, in addition to numerous vaccines and rapidly advancing medical technology, people are better equipped than ever to avoid getting sick.
The organism Staphylococcus aureus is found on many individuals' skin and seems to cause no major problems. However, if it gets inside the body, for instance under the skin or into the lungs, it can cause infections, such as boils or pneumonia. Individuals who carry this organism are usually healthy, have no problems and are considered simply to be carriers of the organism. MRSA is used to describe those examples of this organism that are resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Methicillin was an antibiotic used many years ago to treat patients with Staphylococcus aureus infections. It is now no longer used except as a means of identifying this particular type of antibiotic resistance.
COVID-19 is still a leading cause of death in children, and there can be significant mental health impacts on children when they bring the virus home to their families. Routine vaccination is an important preventive care service that should not be delayed.
COVID vaccines have been extensively studied, tested and used around the world. Getting a vaccination is a safer and more dependable way to build immunity than getting sick with COVID-19. In addition to being the best way to be protected, vaccination also decreases the risk of reinfection.
Because our top priority is the safety and health of our patients and families, employees, physicians and community, Driscoll asks that you please wear a mask if you’ve had:
Most fever, cough and cold symptoms can be managed at home with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and Motrin, and oral hydration fluids like Pedialyte. However, we encourage you to bring your child to the Emergency Department if your:
Call your primary care physician or bring your baby to the Emergency Department if he/she is less than 3 months old and has a fever (a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees).
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