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See what happens when tapeworms infest your brain
A tragic case report shows the horrifying result when tapeworms don't stay confined to your intestines.
It’s not a good idea to just let your kids get chickenpox
The disease can have serious complications.
Why public health officials have only ever eradicated one disease
'Eliminated' diseases can return. Eradicating one for good is a near impossible public health undertaking.
Rabid animals don’t always foam at the mouth—here’s what to look out for instead
Rabies is rare in the United States, but the threat isn't totally gone.
What Washington can learn from past measles outbreaks
Minnesota's prior experiences may inform how Washington should handle their current problem.
Oral yeast infection medications may be risky during pregnancy
And other treatments might be just as effective.
Scientists worry ‘zombie deer’ disease could jump to humans
Chronic wasting disease is currently in 24 states.
The MMR vaccine covers mumps and rubella, too. Are outbreaks of these next?
Measles is all we really have to worry about—for now.
We’re finally understanding why some kids get strep throat over and over again
A specific immune deficiency may explain why some families seem so prone to this problem.
1 in 4 kindergartners aren’t fully vaccinated in county with measles outbreak
Washington is likely just the first state to experience a widespread outbreak of this scale.