Infectious Diseases

Bird flu, malaria, plague and West Nile virus are infectious diseases we've all heard of. Find information on these epidemics and more in this section.

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What is foot-and-mouth disease?

Foot-and-mouth diseases is a pretty odd-sounding name. So what is this condition?


5 Rare Parasites Found in the Human Body

Parasites are common, and many are harmless. But we're willing to bet that you'd go to almost any length to avoid spending time with the five on this list.

Cold sores are painful blisters that appear on or around the lips. Learn what causes cold sores in this article.

There are several SARS conspiracy theories, including the act of biological warfare by the United States. Learn more about the SARS conspiracy theory from this article.

In general, people are at their most contagious approximately three days after having been exposed to a virus. You can learn more about how a virus behaves in the body from this article.

Flu season in North America usually begins in November and runs until March. Learn more about how the flu spreads from this article.

Researchers developed a safe and effective SARS vaccine. Learn more about SARS vaccine from this article.

SARS originated in the Guangdong province of China in 2002. Learn more about the origins of SARS from this article.

During the SARS outbreak of 2003-2004, high risk areas included China, Taiwan and Canada. Learn more about the high risk SARS areas from this article.

SARS causes a low white blood cell count. Learn more about how SARS affects white blood cells from this article.

Top 10 Eradicable Diseases

There are few loftier goals than eradicating a disease. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, but, it's not for lack of trying. Read on to discover more about these efforts and learn about the top 10 eradicable diseases.