Tagged With Diseases

A scientist won $1.8 million to study how parasitic worms suppress our immune systems with venom to live inside us undetected

A deadly rabbit virus nicknamed 'bunny Ebola' is spreading in the Southwestern US, killing thousands of rabbits

Australians have been advised not to wear face masks if they aren't infected by COVID-19

Research suggests the coronavirus can linger in the air in crowded areas and hospital rooms — but you probably won't walk through virus 'clouds'

Airlines around the world are now using hospital-grade disinfectants to sterilise planes to stave off the coronavirus

2 studies of coronavirus patients suggest the disease's incubation period could be longer than the standard quarantine period of 14 days

One chart shows how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks and pandemics in the last 50 years

11 diseases that can pass from animals to humans

A Florida man died after losing 25% of his skin to flesh-eating bacteria. Experts say the infections will become more common as ocean water warms.

A deadly fungal infection called candida auris is spreading across the globe, and no one knows how to stop it

Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead

Scientists want to build a doomsday vault of germs that could one day help save humanity

I tried a test from troubled poop-testing startup uBiome that let me peek inside a 'forgotten organ.' Here's what I learned.

A mosquito virus that had never been identified in humans was found in a Florida boy — here's what to know about the Keystone virus

Cases of syphilis in England have risen by 148% over the past 10 years -- and the epidemic appears to be global

An ancient virus that's similar to HIV is spreading around Australia, and doctors are sounding the alarm

Bill Gates says his mentor was a 6-foot-7 'giant' also named Bill

There are 3 body shapes -- here's what each reveals about your health

People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.

Here are all the germs, diseases, and bacteria that live on our phones