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You could get the plague (but probably won’t)
The disease still thrives in some locations in the United States.
Chronic Lyme disease is a nightmare. Here’s why it’s so hard to detect and treat.
Tens of thousands of Americans may have it. But few are getting the expert help they need.
How to know if your post-workout pain is actually life-threatening rhabdo
There's such a thing as pushing yourself too hard.
This 70-year-old man got much more than Lyme from a tick bite
The patient is on antibiotics for three different diseases after his trip to the Northeast.
Animals are better at social distancing than we’ll ever be
Here’s what the animal kingdom can teach us about disease prevention.
Does your favorite mask actually work? Researchers now have a way to tell.
Not all masks are made equal.
Vets, farmers, and zookeepers can help prevent the next pandemic
Animal experts have been overlooked in the battle against COVID-19.
COVID-19 tests are far from perfect, but accuracy isn’t the biggest problem
Here’s what all those false positives and negatives really mean.
Why do so many diseases come from bats?
Many viruses originate in bats, but that doesn’t mean we should live in fear of them.
How to disinfect public surfaces during a pandemic (and whether you even need to)
You’re better off sanitizing yourself, but it can’t hurt.