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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5 Germs You Really Can Get from a Toilet

No one thinks public toilets are altars of tidiness, but are they actually dangerous? The odds of catching something from a public bathroom are low -- but it's possible.

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  • What is the Flu?

    What is the Flu?

    Flu is short for influenza virus. Learn how the flu virus works and why antibiotics won't help you fight it. See more »

  • What is the SARS conspiracy theory?

    What is the SARS conspiracy theory?

    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. See more »

  • Where are high risk SARS areas?

    Where are high risk SARS areas?

    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. See more »

  • Where did SARS come from?

    Where did SARS come from?

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

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