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  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever for Parents


    Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an infection transmitted by ticks. Find out more about it - including how to prevent it.

  • Hey! A Tick Bit Me! for Kids


    A tick attaches itself to the skin of a person or animal and sucks blood. If you have a dog, it may have picked up a tick before! Learn more about ticks in this article for kids.

  • First Aid: Tick Bites for Parents


    Some ticks carry harmful germs that can cause disease. Find out what to do if your child is bitten by a tick.

  • Kawasaki Disease for Parents


    Kawasaki disease is most common among children of Japanese and Korean descent, but can affect all ethnic groups. The first symptom is a high fever that lasts for at least 5 days.

  • Skin Infections & Rashes for Parents


    Common illnesses that affect the skin.

  • Encephalitis for Teens


    Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Although encephalitis sounds scary, understanding its causes, symptoms, and treatment can help you feel prepared to deal with it if you ever need to.

  • KidsHealth Educational Partners for Parents


    Learn about the health care organizations that have teamed with KidsHealth to provide information for families, and find out how to become a KidsHealth partner.

  • Encephalitis for Parents


    Encephalitis is a rare brain inflammation caused by a virus. The best way to avoid encephalitis is to prevent the illnesses that may lead to it.

  • Bacterial & Viral Infections for Parents


    Learn about common childhood infections and how to treat them.

  • Infections That Pets Carry for Parents


    Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.