Eating raw or undercooked pork infected with the parasitic worms, Trichinella spiralis, can lead to trichinosis. The good news is that the risks of infection [...]
E. coli infections are a type of foodborne illness that peaks during the summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. [...]
The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota reached an unfortunate milestone (and extensive national news coverage) on June 1, 2017 when it exceeded the total number [...]
Salmonella infection is one of the most common forms of foodborne illness in the U. S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates [...]
Once confined to the southern part of the U.S., the lone star tick is now being found further north and west, and so are [...]
A recent study suggests mosquitoes can infect people with the Zika virus and chikungunya virus in a single bite.
Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious [...]
People who develop shingles have a 59 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who don't get the viral infection. That's according to [...]
Can you get sick by swimming in public pools? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says outbreaks of a parasitic infection called cryptosporidia are being [...]
Despite what you may have been told when you were younger, smothering or burning ticks is not a good idea. The correct removal method is even easier. [...]
Keep foodborne bacteria and germs off your guest list at your next family cookout. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, [...]
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