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A Wisconsin man had to have his hands and legs amputated because of a bacterial infection he got after being licked by a dog — here’s what...

Up to 74% of dogs and 57% of cats carry the bacteria that can cause these infections, but in most cases, people only get infected after being bitten. Still, 30% of people who get infected die, which is why it's essential to see a doctor if you are bitten by an animal.
24 cases of hepatitis A have been linked to a recalled frozen pomegranate product.

An Australian woman has been killed by a pomegranate contaminated with hepatitis A

The Australian-owned Creative Gourmet product she was eating had been recalled two months ago. However, symptoms of hepatitis A can take between 15 and 50 days to become apparent.

A ‘blister’ on a Houston day-care teacher’s foot turned out to be flesh-eating disease— here’s what to know about the co...

The bacterial infection in Reyes' foot turned out to be necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. These infections cause soft tissue to die.
Abby Beckley, 28, of Oregon, was the first known case of human infected with "Thelazia gulosa", a cattle eye-worm species.

A woman found 14 worms hiding in her eye after it got red and scratchy — showing that a new species is capable of infecting humans

An Oregon woman found 14 Thelazia gulosa worms in her eye. They can infect cattle, but this is the first known case in a human.

A young boy in Oregon died from flesh-eating bacteria after crashing his bike — here’s what to look out for

It's a devastating story, but his parents have expressed that they hope others will learn what signs of infection to look out for.

Consumers are demanding that In-N-Out stop ‘dragging its feet’ and make a big change to its beef

Representatives from 30 consumer groups sent a letter to In-N-Out demanding the company stop serving beef produced with a problematic ingredient: antibiotics.

How to know if you have Lyme disease, which affects 300,000 Americans yearly

Lyme disease, transmitted by infected black-legged ticks, infects roughly 300,000 Americans each year.

How to know whether you have Lyme disease

Lyme disease, transmitted by infected black-legged ticks, infects roughly 300,000 Americans each year.

Zika is no longer a public emergency — but it is ‘here to stay’

"We are not downgrading the importance of Zika, by placing this as a longer program of work, we are sending the message that Zika is here to stay."