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Infectious/emerging diseases

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

Skin infections have decimated bobcats in southern California. Now, researchers think rat poison may be to blame.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Picture of a werewolf, a vampire and a zombie

These real medical conditions carry uncanny echoes of our monster legends.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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