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Infectious/emerging diseases

Polio peaks in the summer, measles during the school year, and chickenpox in the spring.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Dogs successfully detected malaria parasites in infected children by sniffing their socks.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Yes, a hospital superbug may be growing more tolerant to alcohol exposure -- but alcohol-based hand rubs still save millions of lives a year.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

People infected with Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to be entrepreneurs, according to new research.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Parasites may have profound impacts even before they infect hosts.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Just how dangerous is flying to your health?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The discovery may one day help people with multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

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