infectious-diseases

Zika Virus Update: Stay Informed. Stay Vigilant.

the MWHC Blog Team February 05, 2016

Three confirmed cases of the Zika virus have now been reported in D.C., all from people who have traveled outside…

Going abroad? See your doctor first

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center June 01, 2017

Your plane tickets are purchased, accommodations are organized, and passport is squared away. You’re almost ready for a trip abroad….

Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, Chair, Psychiatry March 26, 2020

When an unfamiliar disease strikes, it can cause tremendous fear and anxiety. We’ve seen it before—during the 1918 Spanish flu…

COVID-19: Serious Action Against a Novel Virus

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center March 30, 2020

Taking cues from how other countries are managing COVID-19, government and healthcare leaders have implemented dramatic and necessary steps to…

Shopping Smart and Eating Healthy During a Pandemic

Ellie Kelsey, RD, LD, CNSC April 02, 2020

One way we can try to keep a sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic is to create well-balanced meals…

Cleaning Your Hands and Home for Coronavirus Protection

Pam Farrare-Wilmore, B.S., MT(ASCP), CIC, Director of Infection Control and Prevention April 09, 2020

Keeping your hands clean is the best way to protect you and your family from COVID-19. Here’s a quick look…