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A culture dish with colonies of legionella.

A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads...

People who are older than 50 and those who have weakened immune systems from cancer, diabetes, or other conditions are at risk for the disease.
He may be a good boy, but his mouth is full of bacteria.

A woman’s limbs were amputated after her dogs licked her and gave her a bacterial infection. Most dogs carry the same bacteria.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus can cause flu-like symptoms. People with weakened immune systems are most susceptible.
You might be lifting germs, not just weights.

9 skin diseases you can pick up at the gym, and how to avoid them

Gym equipment, locker room floors, and community yoga mats can host germs that cause skin conditions like warts, staph infections, and athlete's foot.
An apple a day enhances the diversity of your gut biome to keep the doctor away.

A single apple could harbor as much as 100 million bacteria, but it’s probably a good thing

The more variety of bacteria in your gut, the less likely it is for one to be dominant enough for you to get sick.
Cheryl posted a picture of the spot that formed on her father's back.

A woman says her father died after contracting flesh eating bacteria at a Florida beach

In a Facebook post, Cheryl Bennett Wiygul described how her dad went from swimming in the ocean to the ICU in a matter of 48 hours.

One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.

Bacteria in faeces and sewage found in bottled water by Malaysian brand Starfresh

Consuming water with the bacteria can lead to infections - and in rare cases, serious illnesses.

6 gross reasons why you should wash your hands more often

We touch our faces many times a day, so whatever is on your hands has a chance of making its way into your system and making you ill.
UBiome founders Zac Apte and Jessica Richman

uBiome’s founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-te...

Cofounder Jessica Richman presented herself as years younger than she was, in an apparent effort to be included in articles showcasing young founders.