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...


COVID Memory Loss: Here Are the Facts, According to Neurology Experts

One neurology doctor confirms COVID sometimes affects the brain's "biochemical environment." Here's how to tell if COVID memory loss...

If You Have This Symptom, It Could Be the New COVID Variant, Says an Expert Doctor

"It's going to be very important this fall and winter for people with upper respiratory symptoms to wear masks," says a...


Over 60 or Pregnant? Then You’ve Got To Know About This New Vaccine, Say Doctors

"This is very exciting," says one infectious disease doctor. The new RSV vaccines are here—and it's not just babies who...


Doctors Share 6 Ways the May 11 Public Health Emergency’s Ending Will Affect You

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) waived or modified many health regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, but on May 11,...


Thousands of COVID Tests Have Just Been Recalled by the FDA

If you recently purchased COVID tests at either CVS or Amazon, double-check to see if it's a recalled batch before...


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10 Times You Shouldn’t Use Antibacterial Wipes

Antibacterial wipes are a time-crunched cleaner's best friend—but not when it comes to these cleaning jobs.


5 Fast Facts About the New COVID Variant, Arcturus

The new Arcturus COVID variant is spreading quickly and is causing a particular symptom. Here's what you need to...


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Now You Can Test for Long COVID at Home

"Long COVID doesn't discriminate," says one infectious disease doctor—in fact, 20% of COVID-infected people experience long COVID. Now, long

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5 Long COVID Symptoms That’ll Help Explain the Way You’re Feeling

Researchers say long COVID symptoms can linger weeks, months or even years after you've been infected. Plus, the signs...


What Is Avian Influenza and Can People Get It?

The short answer is that humans are very unlikely to contract the bird flu. Here's what you need to know.


7 Secret Ways Doctors Boost Their Immune Systems

Doctors swear by these daily habits to give your immune system a boost and help prevent what can become serious conditions.


The 6 Worst Germ-Swapping Habits to Officially Stop Doing

Are you still shaking hands? An epidemiologist and etiquette experts offer new rules on the seemingly polite pleasantries you...


This Is the Actual Reason RSV Is Everywhere Right Now, Says a Johns Hopkins Pediatric ICU Doctor

For some parents, teachers, and doctors, it feels like 2020 all over again. Here's how it happened. Plus, country music...


This Smart COVID Test Should Be on Your Radar Before the Holidays, a Health Reporter Says

This reporter tried a smart COVID test with thousands of high ratings. The result? "Delightful," simple...and reassuring before a busy...


Polio Recently Turned Up Again—Here’s How a Leading Infectious Disease Doctor Says You Can Hel...

Top infectious disease doctors explain why a disease the United States stamped out in the 1970s has suddenly resurfaced—and what...


Jason Alexander Wants You to Get Your Flu Shot

Didn't know Jason Alexander was so passionate about flu protection? Big time. Plus, he answers the burning question you didn't know...


Have Acne, Eczema or Psoriasis? Know This About Your Monkeypox Risk, and a Doctor’s Prevention...

Nearly 40 million Americans experience eczema and psoriasis. Here's why a dermatologist says people with a compromised skin barrier are...

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...