Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are everywhere. Learn about infection symptoms, types of infections, prevention and more.

11 Best Neck Gaiters for Coronavirus Protection

Some neck gaiters can be safe and effective face coverings for coronavirus protection if worn correctly. Here are some of the highest rated on Amazon.

12 Things You Think Are Contagious—But Aren’t

Just because something looks bad doesn't mean it's contagious—and that includes these icky diseases, disorders, and infections

10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe with the best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on Amazon.

What SARS, MERS, and Covid-19 Have in Common

The new coronavirus is the third to have jumped from animals to humans in the 21st century. Here's what we...

12 Coronavirus Symptoms Everyone Should Watch for

Scientists are starting to understand the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

What Patient Zero in the U.S. Can Tell Us About Coronavirus

Health experts explain the importance of identifying patient zero in a pandemic to learn more about the disease, Covid-19, and...

A Chief of Infectious Disease Just Cleared Up 6 Confusing Monkeypox Questions

From the most likely monkeypox symptoms to details on the vaccine, a physician leader in epidemiology answers the monkeypox...

Monkeypox Symptoms and 7 Other Facts from Epidemiologists

Here's what to know about monkeypox after the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency of international...

Here’s What Virology Experts Think About Dropped Masks on Public Transport as New Variants Spread

This week, a federal judge ruled that masks can no longer be mandated on public transportation. With Covid infection rates...

Covid-19 Breathing Exercises for Recovery (and Prevention): Respiratory Therapists’ Step-by-St...

Some research has found that breathing exercises can be one of the most effective ways to help your lungs...

How to Exercise After Covid-19: Lung and Exercise Science Doctors Share Current Wisdom

If you know, you really know: Covid-19 affects your body differently than other illnesses. Lung and heart physicians explain...

The New COVID-19 Variant, “BA.2″—Get 9 Facts Straight From Medical Specialists

BA.2, the new Covid-19 variant that's also referred to as "stealth Omicron," is spreading in the U.S. with the...

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14 Signs You May Have Already Had Covid-19, Doctors Reveal

By now, we've all known someone who's had Covid-19. Were you infected without realizing it? Here's what the experts...

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9 Things to Know About Covid Vaccine Booster Side Effects

Covid-19 boosters are now recommended for almost everyone. Find out if you need to worry about side effects.

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8 Things You Need to Know About the Omicron Variant

With new information about Omicron emerging every day, scientists are understanding more about how the new Covid-19 variant spreads—and what...

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Is Pink Eye a Symptom of Covid?

Pink eye may not be a common symptom of Covid-19, but it is a potential symptom. Here's what you...

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Why Fully Vaccinated People Might Still Need Masks, Even with the CDC’s Updated Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the current recommendation on mask-wearing. Here's the latest, plus...

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Is Dry Mouth a Symptom of Covid?

Out of nowhere, your mouth is bone dry. What gives? Could it be Covid-19? Maybe. Experts discuss the link between...

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Do You Need a Covid-19 Booster Shot? Here’s What to Know

Covid-19 booster shots are coming. How are they the same—and different—from the first vaccinations?

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5 Ways Delta Differs From “Regular” Covid and 3 Ways It’s the Same

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain causing Covid-19 illness in the U.S. How does it differ from previous...

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What Happens If You Get Covid After the Vaccine

Breakthrough Covid-19 infections happen, but they're a tiny fraction of overall cases. Here's what to expect if it happens...

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I’m Vaccinated—Can I Stop Wearing My Mask?

You're fully vaccinated and mask-wearing guidelines have loosened—so when do you still have to wear a mask? You might...

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What Is Covid-19 Brain Fog—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Some Covid-19 survivors report fuzzy thinking and memory problems long after the actual infection. Is there a way to...

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Got Your Covid-19 Vaccine Card? 4 Things You Should Do Right Away

Here's what experts say you should and shouldn't do with your Covid-19 vaccine card after getting your Covid-19 shot.

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Do the Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Infertility? Here’s What Doctors Say

Myths are swirling that the Covid-19 vaccines may cause infertility or pregnancy problems. Find out why you don't have...

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7 Things You Need to Know About Covid-19 Booster Shots

As new coronavirus variants emerge, experts debate whether or not a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot will be needed....

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7 Totally Normal Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects to Be Ready For

A sore arm and flu-like symptoms are just some of the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine—but reactions can...

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I Missed My 2nd Vaccine Shot: What Do I Do Now?

If you've skipped your second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, there's still time to get fully vaccinated. Here's...