infectious disease

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How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.
Elizabeth Brown
5.16.18
public health

San Diego's Housing Crisis Is Contributing to the Spread of Hep A

The situation was dire enough for the governor to declare a state of emergency in October.
Alex Sammon
12.8.17
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How Nasty Is it to Never Clean Your Toilet?

That moldy ring means it's been at least three weeks.
Ryan Brown
11.17.17
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Is It Worse to Sit or Squat on a Public Toilet?

When nature calls, your bladder doesn't care that the only stall looks like a neglected stable.
Jordan Rosenfeld
8.30.17
germs

If You’re Not Using the Six-Step Hand Washing Method, You’re Gross

You’re a walking germ.
Sarah Emerson
4.8.16
Drugs

Leading Antibiotic Doomsayer Mellows on Infection Armageddon

A new realm of narrow-spectrum antibiotics offers new hope, Richard James explains.
Michael Byrne
11.22.15
bacteria

Common Antibiotics Are Making Drug-Resistant Bacteria More Powerful

That's bad news.
Michael Byrne
11.11.15
video

See-Through Zebrafish Offer a Window Into the Chilling Creep of Meningitis

A uniquely unpleasant way to go.
Michael Byrne
10.1.15
Features

Inside the US Army's Ebola Lab in Liberia

At Tappita Ebola Treatment Unit the goal is to get a confirmation that a patient has Ebola in two hours, rather than two days.
Brian Castner
1.13.15
ebola

Scientists Are Programming Tobacco Plants to Fight the Next Ebola Outbreak

For once, tobacco could actually help us out.
Joshua A. Krisch
9.22.14
ebola

This Mathematical Model from 2006 Shows How Ebola Could Wipe Us Out

The complex systems theorist whose model predicted the Arab Spring has some grim predictions about the Ebola outbreak.
Jordan Pearson
9.4.14
Science

Seals and Sea Lions Brought Tuberculosis to the Americas Before Europeans

That doesn't mean Europeans are off the hook.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.14
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