Articles by Alwyn Rapose

Medical Mythbuster: Does a Bull’s-eye Rash Always Occur with Lyme Disease?

Myth: A Bull’s-eye Rash Always Occurs with Lyme Disease By Alwyn Rapose, MD Division of Infectious Diseases This time of year, it’s important to know the common signs and …

Help Keep Babies Safe this Flu Season!

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Division of Infectious Diseases Transmitting a cold or the flu to babies as well as the elderly can be deadly in some cases. What’s more, …

STDs Are Increasing in the US: How You Can Stay Safe.

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Division of Infectious Diseases Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), they …

What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Reliant Medical Group Division of Infectious Diseases Getting sick after leaving home is a real spoil-sport, especially during a well-earned vacation. Fortunately, falling ill doesn’t …

Zika Virus Prompts Worldwide Health Concern

A previously little known virus is causing a great deal of concern in many areas of the world. Spread by mosquitoes, the Zika virus infection in a pregnant female …

Measles in the News – Is there Cause for Concern?

You may have heard that there have been some confirmed cases of measles recently in Massachusetts, in the MetroWest area. Understandably, this can be a cause for concern. Although …


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