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Everything You Need to Know About Brucellosis, an Infection Your Dog Can Give You

Multiple cases of a disease called canine brucellosis have been observed in dogs in Iowa, the state’s Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Friday. This illness has the potential to be transmitted from dogs to humans, health officials say, which makes these new diagnoses potentially concerning for people exposed to the affected animals....

Doris Day Has Died of Pneumonia at Age 97—but How Does That Happen?

Doris Day, the singer and actress who played the blonde, blue-eyed love interest in several romantic comedies in the 1950s and 1960s, has died at age 97.  ...

Teen Banned From School After Refusing Vaccine—Then Diagnosed With Serious Illness

High school senior Jerome Kunkel and his family first made headlines back in March when they sued the Northern Kentucky Health Department for a policy that banned students who had not received the chickenpox vaccine, like Kunkel, from attending class or extracurricular activities. ...

This Extremely Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Now a Threat to US Travelers

Chikungunya is a that causes fever and severe joint pain—and while it’s rare in the United States, it’s become more prevalent in recent years. The virus is more common in other countries, however, so travelers are often warned to watch out for its symptoms. ...

Two Maggots Burrowed in This Woman’s Scalp While She Was on Vacation and She Had No Idea

People return from vacation with all kinds of things. They come home with souvenirs, photos, or sun-kissed skin, just to name a few. But imagine bringing back something not so pleasant, like maggots living in your scalp. That's what happened to a woman from the UK when she returned home from a trip to Argentina. Yikes. ...

There's a Scary New Illness to Look Out For If You're Traveling to Asia Soon

Scientists have discovered a new tickborne illness in China, a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine says. ...

This Tick-borne Illness Can Cause Fatal Swelling of the Brain—and Can Be Transmitted in Just 15 Minutes

When you think about ticks and the illnesses they can carry, you probably think of —for good reason. Lyme disease is certainly the most common and widespread tick-borne illness, and it’s been reported in all 50 states. ...

These Parasite-Carrying Worms Found In Texas Might Spread Rat Lungworm Disease—Here’s What You Need to Know

Rat lungworm disease may not just be a problem in Hawaii anymore, now that the worms known to carry the parasite that causes rat lungworm disease (also called angiostrongyliasis) have turned up in a Texas yard. ...

An 8-Year-Old Girl Contracted a Deadly Illness by Playing With Her Pet Rats

An 8-year-old girl in California recently fell ill with rat bite fever, which can be fatal, but she’s now recovering, NBC Bay Area reports. ...

This Man Contracted Rabies From a Bat Hiding in His iPad Case

An 86-year-old man in New Hampshire had to get rabies treatments after settling in to use his iPad last week. ...


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