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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 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.
Measles outbreaks bring total cases in Singapore to 116 so far this year – here’s what the disease does to your body
Want to avoid contracting measles? Get vaccinated.
Illnesses that people can get from their pets and wild animals are known as zoonotic. They're also alarmingly common.
The mysterious illness that caused 15 deaths in a Malaysian tribe has been linked to a measles outbreak
112 related cases were recorded in less than 2 weeks.
I tried a test from troubled poop-testing startup uBiome that let me peek inside a ‘forgotten organ.’ Here’s what I learned.
I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.
Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead
As our planet warms, ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes will get larger, exposing up to 1 billion more people to Zika and dengue viruses by 2080.
Some diseases (including measles and polio) have been eliminated in the United States. Here's a look at how they were wiped out.
A group of scientists says the rise in immune diseases is linked to a loss of microbiota diversity. They propose creating a vault to store good germs.