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When to start worrying that a dog bite (or lick) might kill you
Most pup interactions are harmless, but serious infections can happen.
Lyme isn’t the half of it: here are 8 more tick-borne illnesses to watch out for
More reasons to avoid becoming a blood meal.
The places in the world that still appreciate vaccines
Many developed nations have the luxury of being skeptical about vaccines
These flesh-eating bacteria are finding new beaches to call home
Global warming is expanding the territory of some terrifying microbes.
The chickenpox vaccine keeps kids safe from more than just itchy red spots
Shingles is even less fun than it sounds.
The U.S. could lose its measles elimination status
At over 1,000 measles cases, 2019 is proving to be a truly terrible year for vaccine preventable diseases.
Measles is an early warning sign for outbreaks of more serious diseases
We never achieved the vaccination levels necessary to prevent outbreaks.
You know nothing. Meet the real John Snow.
Forget the mother of dragons. This is the father of epidemiology.
Ground beef is behind the latest E. coli outbreak
109 people in six states have fallen ill so far.
What we know about the polio-like illness paralyzing children—and what we don’t
Acute flaccid myelitis is challenging to predict.