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Infectious/emerging diseases

Toddler's remains, found in a church crypt in Lithuania, challenge conventional wisdom about the history and spread of smallpox.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Shaving and grooming may create an opportunity for infections to spread.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Sending research dollars to where they are needed most requires a hard look at real, sustained threats to society.

Tanya Parish, Guest Columnist

Physicists find that when the rate of infection is low, increasing traffic through popular places might be the best strategy.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A new model attempts to predict the spread of rabies through the Andes Mountains.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

Study shows the connection between sleep loss and a higher rate of illness.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Using data from military bases, experts hope to track the next flu epidemic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Physiology/medicine prize recipients discovered, validated natural treatments for devastating diseases.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

It wasn’t sanitation that spread the disease.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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