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Flu shots are recommended for children 6 months and older to protect them, as well as their friends and family members, from the flu.

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Coronavirus symptoms are similar for kids and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common ones in children are cough and fever, but can include sore throat, stomach ache and others. Without testing, this makes it nearly impossible to know if your child has COVID-19 or something else, says Dr. Susan Coffin, attending physician for the division of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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A. When used in health care, the N95 designation means the respirator blocks at least 95% of very small particles in the air that are transmitted by coughs, sneezes or during some medical procedures. The CDC does not recommend these types of masks for the public.

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A. The CDC is not currently recommending that the general public use face masks or other forms of PPE. They recommend other preventative actions, like social distancing, washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough and staying home when sick.

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CLAIM: Symptoms of new coronavirus include vomiting blood.

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Q:  Two of my small dogs cough quite a bit.  Why do they do this and what I can do for it?Dogs can cough for several reasons. Some of them are…

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