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An El Al aircraft.

An Israeli flight attendant has reportedly been in a coma for 10 days after contracting measles

A flight attendant for the Israeli airline El Al has been in a coma for 10 days after contracting measles, CNN reported.
A nurse administers a mumps, measles, and rubella vaccination shot.

Even if you got the measles vaccine, you may not be protected against the disease — here’s how to tell

As measles continues to spread across the US, health professionals are urging people to make sure they are protected against the disease.

3 graphics show how the measles epidemic is getting worse across the US

Measles cases in the United States continue to rise in the wake of anti-vaccine propaganda, leading to the second worst outbreak of the decade.
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.

A deadly drug resistant ‘super fungus’ is spreading globally – here’s what we know so far

The first case of Candida auris was detected in Singapore in 2012 and involved a 52-year-old woman.
An abandoned measles ward on Ellis Island.

The dangerous measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, is what happens when people refuse to vaccinate their kids

American scientists developed the first measles vaccine in 1963. The US had all but taken care of the deadly problem by 2000, but it's back.
The New York City subway system has faced decreased funding and declining performance in recent years.

Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US — and found where flu season lasts the longest

Influenza viruses circulate better in cold, dry air. But scientists who've studied six years of illness data from across the country have found out that the weather isn't as big a factor in transmission rates in big cities. The flu is more persistent all winter in a big metro area.
A species of Triatomine bugs that can spread Chagas disease.

A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people’s faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn

Bloodsucking "kissing bugs," or triatomine bugs, spread a parasitic illness called Chagas disease. Researchers have described Chagas as a "silent killer," since many people don't necessarily show signs of infection. It causes serious heart complications in about 30% of patients.
The executive committee to advice the President meets to discuss Clade X.

A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepar...

The Clade X simulation, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shows how vulnerable the world is to the spread of a pandemic virus. According to the scenario's creator, if efforts to create a vaccine continued to fail, a disease like that could kill 900 million people.

The boys rescued from the cave in Thailand could have been exposed to dangerous infections from bats, fungus, or water

Medical officials are concerned that the boys could have been exposed to a variety of infections, including diseases carried by bats, a fungal infection sometimes called "cave disease," or the bacterial disease leptospirosis that can be transmitted through water.