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The mysterious illness that caused 15 deaths in a Malaysian tribe has been linked to a measles outbreak
112 related cases were recorded in less than 2 weeks.
A flesh-eating infection that spreads via contact with raw shellfish is spreading into a larger region of the US due to warming ocean waters.
Illnesses that people can get from their pets and wild animals are known as zoonotic. They're also alarmingly common.
I tried a test from troubled poop-testing startup uBiome that let me peek inside a ‘forgotten organ.’ Here’s what I learned.
I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.
A mysterious and deadly fungal infection is spreading across the globe, and no one knows how to stop it
A fungal infection called candida auris is spreading around the world and drugs can't stop it from killing people. Here's what you need to know.
Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead
As our planet warms, ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes will get larger, exposing up to 1 billion more people to Zika and dengue viruses by 2080.
Some diseases (including measles and polio) have been eliminated in the United States. Here's a look at how they were wiped out.
A group of scientists says the rise in immune diseases is linked to a loss of microbiota diversity. They propose creating a vault to store good germs.
People hadn’t set foot in this ancient ‘lost city’ in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.
The Honduras government is fighting to save the Moskitia rainforest, home to an ancient "White City" that remained untouched for 500 years.
A mosquito virus that had never been identified in humans was found in a Florida boy — here’s what to know about the Keystone virus
A Keystone virus infection has been confirmed in a human for the first time. The virus is known to be widespread, and it comes from a virus family that's known to cause brain inflammation. It's another reminder that there are always emerging disease to watch for.