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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lungs) and pneumonia in babies. It...

  • Fever in A Newborn

    Fever in A Newborn Adults have a tightly controlled thermostat to help regulate their body temperature. When cold, an adult shivers, helping to raise the temperature of the body. Sweating occurs when...

  • Thrush or Candidiasis

    Thrush or Candidiasis What is candidiasis or thrush? Candidiasis (sometimes called moniliasis or a yeast infection) is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and mucous membranes. When the infectio...

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) What is cytomegalovirus (CMV)? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus related to the herpes virus group of infections. Like herpes, it is inactive at times, but it is incurable and is...

  • Sepsis

    Sepsis What is sepsis? Sepsis is a term for severe infection that is present in the blood and spreads throughout the body. In newborns, it is also called sepsis neonatorum or neonatal septicemia. Wha...

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) What is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which kills or impairs cells of th...

  • Group B Streptococcus

    Group B Streptococcus What is group B streptococcus? Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that can be found in the digestive tract, urinary tract, and genital area of adults. Although GBS infec...