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Assistant store manager Jesus Alvarez rings up groceries from behind a new plexiglass barrier at Ralphs Kroger grocery store after California issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Los Angeles, March 30, 2020.

Research suggests the coronavirus can linger in the air in crowded areas and hospital rooms — but you probably won’t walk through virus &#...

The World Health Organization says the coronavirus is not airborne. But some research suggests otherwise.

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

Due to short supply, Australia's deputy chief medical officer said masks should only be worn to stop the spread of COVID-19 from infected people.
A member of the Thai Airways crew disinfects the cabin of an aircraft of the national carrier during a procedure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, January 28, 2020.

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

The hardcore disinfectants airlines are turning to are better known for killing avian flu, salmonella, and sexually-transmitted diseases like herpes.
A security official stands guard as an ambulance arrives with a patient at Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on January 22.

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

The novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 2,250 people and infected more than 76,000 people in about eight weeks.

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

A coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 259 people. Here's how that compares to other outbreaks.

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 species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.
A non-auris form of Candida from a liver sample is shown under a microscope.

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

Candida auris mostly affects people who are in the hospital or have severe illnesses. Drugs can't stop it from killing them.
Yes, you can get sick from your cats and dogs.

11 diseases that can pass from animals to humans

Illnesses that people can get from their pets and wild animals are known as zoonotic. They're also alarmingly common.