Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about infectious diseases, including common colds, the flu, and foodborne illness.
Each flu season brings new strains of the virus that are unpredictable. Getting a flu shot is safe and it is the very best way to protect yourself and others.
Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can threaten patient safety by harboring dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria and being a breeding ground and potential source of infection.
Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.
The introduction of biologics and other treatments for RA has been great, but treatments do come with a downside. Since they suppress the immune system, they also increase your risk of infection. How do you treat your RA, while also boosting your immune system?
Substances in mosquito saliva trigger immune system responses that can increase the severity of the diseases they transmit, like Zika virus, West Nile, malaria, and dengue fever.
A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that one in three waterborne illness outbreaks in the United States between 2000 and 2014 could be traced to hotel pools or hot tubs.