Military’s Deadly Germ Lab Shut Down Due to Sloppy Work, Leaky Equipment

A 2011 file photo showing a warning sign on a door at the Fort Detrick facility.…

A New York Man Was Killed by a Rare Brain-Infecting Disease Spread by Ticks

The female deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), seen here laying eggs, can spread several diseases, including the…

Mosquitos Are Spreading a Rare, Brain-Infecting Virus in Florida

The Eastern equine encephalitis virus (in red) seen magnified in the salivary gland tissue of an…

Don’t Shower With Your Contacts In, Man Blinded by Eye Parasites Warns

Two Acanthamoeba protozoa seen under a scanning electron microscope.Image: Janice Haney Carr (CDC/ Catherine Armbruster; Margaret…

Please, Stop Shitting in the Pool

Photo: Getty Images Oh America, is there anything we love to do more than dip our…

A Frightening Number of Americans Have Never Gotten Tested for HIV

Photo: Getty Images Fewer than 40 percent of Americans have ever gotten HIV testing, according to…

Even the Flies Inside Hospitals Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Upwards of 90 percent of insects found in British hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, according to…

Scientists Sequenced the Genes of Ancient Plague Bacteria That Spread the ‘First Pandemic’

A colorized scanning electron microscopic image of plague bacteria, in yellow, on a flea. Photo: CDC…

Tourist Infected by Brain-Invading Parasite After Eating Slug on a Dare in Hawaii

Hawaii health officials are warning residents and visitors to avoid slugs, snails, and rats after the…

New Maine Law Ends Non-Medical Excuses for Avoiding Vaccination

A woman holds her daughter with other mothers in a hallway, Thursday, May 2, 2019, at…