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A dangerous flesh-eating bacteria is gaining a larger foothold in the US as the oceans warm

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.
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.
A non-auris form of Candida from a liver sample is shown under a microscope.

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.
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.

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.
The virus is carried by a relative of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika.

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.