Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic germs, such as bacteria, viruses or fungi, that get into the body and cause problems. Some, like the flu or COVID-19, spread directly from one person to another.
From infections that happen in the brain to fungal infections of the feet, at Nemours Children's Health, we treat kids head to toe.
Infections may look different in children than they do in adults. Nemours infectious disease pediatricians know the unique signs and symptoms of even the most complex infections in children.
We know it can be stressful when your child isn’t feeling well because of an infection. You can count on Nemours to get the answers you need as soon as possible.
From Lyme disease to lung and skin infections, our specialists help kids get better every day.
Children we care for each year
Specialists on our team
Children we immunize yearly against infectious childhood diseases
During the pandemic, Nemours infectious disease experts have shared expertise, tips and advice to educate families locally, nationally and internationally about this ever-changing virus and its impact on children.Learn More
It is more important than ever to protect your family from the flu. Learn how the flu vaccine works to keep your family and your community safe from the flu virus.
When your child isn't feeling well, you'll want to know how to recognize the symptoms, how to help, and when to call the doctor. Find out what you need to know about all the common and not-so-common infections from the experts at Nemours KidsHealth.org.Learn More
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