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Schaffner Report: Spread Joy, Not Germs This Holiday Season

In this edition of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about ways to reduce risk during holiday season celebrations…

7 Key Facts You Should Know About Antibiotics

Each year in the US, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. NFID is partnering with CDC to share 7 key facts about antibiotics…

Protecting Those Who Have Served on Veterans Day

As the US recognizes Veterans Day this week, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) encourage veterans and their families to receive recommended vaccines that may have been delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Tips for Staying Safe This Halloween

As if Halloween weren’t scary enough, respiratory viruses can also haunt trick-or-treating traditions. Although some Halloween activities may increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza (flu), there are things you can do to help protect yourself and your family while still having fun…

Safe Voting Tips: Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and Flu

The 2020 elections bring a new set of challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Large crowds and longer wait times for in-person voting can increase the risk of spreading respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and influenza (flu). But there are steps you can take to protect yourself and others…

Hepatitis B: Are You At Risk?

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has developed a new campaign to raise awareness about the importance of preventing hepatitis B…

Telling A Good Story

Real stories are powerful tools to help raise awareness about the importance of disease prevention…