Tagged With Infection

CDC warns of a 'rapidly growing' Salmonella outbreak amid more than 200 reported infections


A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to take precautions with tap water and to swim with nose clips.


Asymptomatic means you have an illness without symptoms — but you may still be contagious



5 ways people could transmit the coronavirus — from respiratory droplets to semen — ranked in order of risk


Trump orders staffers to wear face masks more than a month after the CDC's guidelines, but the rule won't apply to him


73% of the inmates at an Ohio prison have tested positive for the coronavirus



What causes a fever and when to seek medical attention


People can get the coronavirus more than once, experts warn — recovering does not necessarily make you immune


The Wuhan coronavirus patient in Washington state is being isolated in a tiny room and treated by a robot as doctors try to prevent an outbreak


China confirmed that the deadly Wuhan virus sweeping the country can spread from human to human, increasing the risk of an epidemic


A man died after his dog licked him, leading to a rare infection that caused blisters and strange bruises


A woman pulled a half-inch-long worm out of her eyeball after a trail run, and then found 3 more



A deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust is on the rise in the southwestern US, and scientists warn the north may be next


A 10-year-old Texas girl has been killed by a brain-eating amoeba after a swim in the Brazos river


A man needed his right eye removed after a deadly drug-resistant fungal infection blinded it


A woman's limbs were amputated after her dogs licked her and gave her a bacterial infection. Most dogs carry the same bacteria.



A woman went blind after showering with contacts in, and an eye doctor says it's because a contact lens is a 'sponge' for fungi and amoebas


One-third of Americans admit that they don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here's why you should.


A mother is warning others about life-threatening tick bites after her 2-year-old was hospitalized: 'He wailed because it hurt so badly to be touched'


The FDA is warning people about contaminated tattoo ink that could lead to dangerous bacterial infections