We know how frightening the COVID-19 pandemic has been for parents and children alike. Get answers to your frequently asked questions – and some peace of mind – in this Q & A with the CHOC infectious disease experts. This article was last updated on April 13, 2021.
To slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), health officials have urged the public to practice social distancing. The Centers for Disease Control defines social distancing as avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible. The CDC also recommends remaining out of congregate settings or crowded public places […]
How long do you have to wash your hands? At least 20 seconds each time. This equates to the time it takes to sing “Happy birthday” twice. But if you’re looking for a refresh on your hand-washing set let, Kevin Budd, a CHOC music therapist, has compiled this list of 20-second snippets of your favorite […]
We understand there are rising concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to assure you that CHOC is taking precautions to protect the health and well-being of the community. One precautionary measure we have decided to take is to postpone all Foundation events and activities through April 30, 2020. Below is a list of events that […]
Measles is one of the most contagious infections. To prevent the spread of measles in a community, about 95% or more of the population must be vaccinated or immune.
The United States is experiencing a record number of measles cases, with California leading the states in the number of individuals confirmed to have had the disease. While some community members don’t perceive measles as serious, health care providers and agencies encourage everyone to consider the ugly facts about the disease — and vaccinate. Measles […]
Measles has now been confirmed in ten Orange County residents, in conjunction with the recent outbreak affecting California and more than 20 other states. The Orange County Health Care Agency reminds the public that the best way to prevent measles is by getting vaccinated. Measles is an acute infection caused by the measles (rubeola) virus. The […]