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Wild and Wacky Infections

Some of the strangest and most frightening infectious diseases in the world are fortunately also extremely rare, especially in the U.S. Learn about where these diseases are found, how they are spread, and what you can do to avoid getting them. Find out what health officials are doing to limit their spread to the U.S.

How Infectious Diseases Cause Cancer
Infectious diseases are responsible for up to 30% of all cancers worldwide. Find out how microbes cause cancer.

Swine Flu FAQs - Facts about Swine Influenza H1N1
Facts about swine flu.

Swine Flu H1N1 2009
A hub site about the swine influenza H1N1 pandemic flu scare of 2009

Swine Flu FAQs
FAQs about swine flu from Harvard Medical School

Bird Flu Pandemic
Bird flu, or avian influenza, has been in recent news, with many poultry farms being wiped out by this deadly virus of birds. Government authorities are concerned about the risk for an influenza pandemic, or worldwide spread of the virus.

Bird Flu - FAQs
What is Bird Flu? What are its symptoms? Am I at risk for getting it? Are there treatments available for bird flu? Get the facts on bird flu and why it's a problem.

The Threat of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Superbugs
Infections from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as the MRSA superbug, has been increasing over the past decade. Find out what the MRSA superbug is and why it's a problem. Learn about symptoms of different kinds of MRSA, treatment options, and tips for prevention.

Watch Out for Superbugs!
What are superbugs and where do they come from?

Getting Rid of Superbugs
The emergence of superbugs is a huge public health issue, but can potentially be solved with proper use of antibiotics. Find out how we can help fix the super bug problem

Superbugs on the Rise
Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics, making treatment a challenge. Find out which strains of bacteria are becoming superbugs, as well as public health issues.


Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever, currently spreading in West Africa. It is spread through direct contact with a person (or their body fluids) who is ill with Ebola. Before a patient has symptoms from Ebola, they cannot transmit the infection.

What is the Microbiome?

Look what else the cat dragged in

Look what else the Cat dragged in
Cats can be awfully cute, but sometimes close exposure to cats, their food, or their kitty litters can result in infections for us - anything from MRSA to parasites. Luckily, this is very, very rare.

Is there treatment for Ebola?
Ebola does not have a tested and proven treatment. There are potential drugs and vaccines - ZMapp, Tekmira and Biocryst treatments, as well as fraudulent medications.

What is treatment if there is no drug for Ebola?

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