If you don’t notice the tiny deer tick bite on your body, it can be easy to dismiss signs of Lyme disease. You may suspect flu and give it a week or so, thinking it will resolve on its own. But by then, the bacterial infection has had time to spread. “The human body reacts … Read More
Thanks to the highly effective MMR vaccine, measles has been considered “eliminated” from the U.S. since 2000. But an uptick in cases and recent outbreaks is raising alarm.
Think that food poisoning is only a risk with chicken that’s too pink or deviled eggs left on the picnic table too long? It turns out that salmonella, a type of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness, also can taint packaged snacks and cereals. Find out what you need to know about food poisoning.
Be honest. Do you wash your kitchen towels routinely ― or do weeks (or a month) go by before you toss them in a load? Our infectious disease expert explains why you might want to adopt better towel hygiene.
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