Infectious Diseases

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

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 dry mouth and Covid-19.

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?

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

When Can We Stop Wearing Face Masks? Experts Weigh In

Eased mask restrictions depend on your vaccination status, but it may still be a while before you can stop...

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Parosmia: The Covid-19 Side Effect That Distorts Your Sense of Smell

If pleasant odors now smell like rotting garbage, you could have parosmia—a condition linked to Covid-19. Here's how long...

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5 Reasons to Wear a Face Mask Other Than Covid-19

Face masks are proven to help stop the spread of Covid-19. They can also protect you from other...

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How Long Can You Test Positive for Covid-19 After Infection?

Depending on the test, you can still test positive for Covid months after recovery. You could even get a positive...

What Can Vaccinated People Do? The Dos and Don’ts

You're fully vaccinated from Covid-19, now what? We asked experts what low- and high-risk activities you can and can't do.

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What to Know About the Rare Blood Clots Linked to J&J’s Vaccine

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is currently on pause in the United States because of concerns about blood...

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Should You Worry If You Got the J&J Vaccine? What Doctors Say

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 is on pause over rare, severe blood clots in six women. If...

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What Is Antimicrobial Fabric and Can It Kill Germs?

Before you spend on antimicrobial clothes, check out what germ experts have to say about these fabrics.

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Does AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Cause Blood Clots? What We Know So Far

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine may soon be available in the United States, but there are concerns about blood clots....

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6 Reasons Women May Have More Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects Than Men

Covid-19 vaccine side effects can include fever, chills, and pain at the injection site. Women are reporting more of...

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What Is the Covid-19 Pill and When Will It Be Ready?

A new Covid-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir, is in the works to help treat mild cases of coronavirus. Here's...

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What Is Covid-19 Herd Immunity and When Will It Happen?

If enough people are immune to Covid-19, cases and deaths will plummet. This is known as herd immunity. Here's...

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Can Covid-19 Make Your Hair Fall Out?

If you're losing hair during the pandemic, you're not alone. You also don't need to worry. Here's what to know...

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Covid-19 Took This Woman’s Sense of Smell—She’s Fighting to Get It Back

After Covid-19 left her with a loss of smell, or anosmia, Molly Moore is using smell training, including...

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Should You Buy a Copper-Infused Face Mask for Covid-19 Protection?

Can copper-containing face masks offer more protection against the virus that causes Covid-19? Here's what the science says.

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10 Covid-19 Vaccine Myths No One Should Fall For

Can Covid-19 vaccines cause sterilization or infertility, alter your DNA, or give you the virus? Covid-19 vaccine myths...

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Should I Be Taking Ivermectin for Covid-19?

The FDA-approved antiparasitic drug ivermectin is being touted as a possible treatment for Covid-19. But is this safe? Here's...