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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How do infections go airborne?

There's a reason why the person hacking a lung up on public transportation is subject to such dirty looks -- he or she is subjecting the whole bus or train car to infection. But how do infections just hang in the air?

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  • 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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