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A Florida man died after losing 25% of his skin to flesh-eating bacteria. Experts say the infections will become more common as ocean water warms.

A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.
A non-auris form of Candida from a liver sample is shown under a microscope.

A deadly fungal infection called candida auris is spreading across the globe, and no one knows how to stop it

Candida auris mostly affects people who are in the hospital or have severe illnesses. Drugs can't stop it from killing them.
Yes, you can get sick from your cats and dogs.

11 diseases that can pass from animals to humans

Illnesses that people can get from their pets and wild animals are known as zoonotic. They're also alarmingly common.
The testing kit from uBiome.

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.
Yonta, 6, rests with her sister Montra, 3, and brother Leakhena, 4 months, under a mosquito bed net keeping dry from the monsoon rain in Cambodia.

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.
A child is vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella.

4 diseases that have been eliminated in the United States in the last 100 years

Some diseases (including measles and polio) have been eliminated in the United States. Here's a look at how they were wiped out.
A 3D illustration of the bacteria Bacteroides fragilis, which is one of the major components of a normal microbiome in human intestines.

Scientists want to build a doomsday vault of germs that could one day help save humanity

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.