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You could get the plague (but probably won’t)
The disease still thrives in some locations in the United States.
You might be overusing hand sanitizer
Alcohol doesn’t discriminate good microbes from bad ones.
How the COVID-19 pandemic might end
All major outbreaks eventually run their course. But history and science suggest many possible pathways.
These charts show who is most vulnerable to COVID-19
An analysis of more than 70,000 cases in China can give us some clues as to who might fall ill elsewhere.
You can get the flu twice in one year
And you’re more likely to this season.
The measles vaccine can protect against more than just measles
Infection with measles can hurt the immune system's memory of how to fight other diseases.
Bacteria can change inside of us to beat antibiotics
New evidence reveals that sneaky cells allow diseases like UTIs to flare up over and over again.
This new Salmonella ‘superbug’ is probably no scarier than the flu
The lowdown on the super strain.
Border detention centers won’t give vaccines, despite flu deaths and potential U.S. outbreaks
The flu can pass more easily in crowded conditions, like those at the border.
When to start worrying that a dog bite (or lick) might kill you
Most pup interactions are harmless, but serious infections can happen.