Infections

Infections

Germs have gotten a bad rap. Some of them are actually good for us, like the ones in our intestines that help us break down

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Tooth Abscess

Kaye Wellborn* will never forget her first — and last — abscessed tooth. The San Francisco 49ers had just won the Superbowl, and a huge,

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Toothache

Most of us have been there: What starts as a dull ache or uncomfortable jolt when you sip your ice tea signals the onset of

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Anthrax

In 2001, a series of anthrax attacks through the mail on media and federal government offices killed five people and sickened 17. Government buildings in

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Shigellosis

What is shigellosis? There are some types of germs that you definitely don’t want to find in your next meal or glass of water. Add

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Cholera

In the 1800s, a germ native to India’s Ganges Delta started spreading to other lands. One outbreak followed another, killing millions of people across the

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