Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are everywhere. Learn about infection symptoms, types of infections, prevention and more.

11 Best Neck Gaiters for Coronavirus Protection

Some neck gaiters can be safe and effective face coverings for coronavirus protection if worn correctly. Here are some of the highest rated on Amazon.

12 Things You Think Are Contagious—But Aren’t

Just because something looks bad doesn't mean it's contagious—and that includes these icky diseases, disorders, and infections


10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe with the best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on Amazon.


What SARS, MERS, and Covid-19 Have in Common

The new coronavirus is the third to have jumped from animals to humans in the 21st century. Here's what we...


12 Coronavirus Symptoms Everyone Should Watch for

Scientists are starting to understand the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

What Patient Zero in the U.S. Can Tell Us About Coronavirus

Health experts explain the importance of identifying patient zero in a pandemic to learn more about the disease, Covid-19, and...


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Is Pink Eye a Symptom of Covid?

Pink eye may not be a common symptom of Covid-19, but it is a potential symptom. Here's what you...

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Why Fully Vaccinated People Everywhere Still Need Masks Indoors

The CDC now recommends that vaccinated people almost everywhere wear masks in indoor public places. Here's why it's a good...


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Is Dry Mouth a Symptom of Covid?

Out of nowhere, your mouth is bone dry. What gives? Could it be Covid-19? Maybe. Experts discuss the link between...


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Do You Need a Covid-19 Booster Shot? Here’s What to Know

Covid-19 booster shots are coming. How are they the same—and different—from the first vaccinations?


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5 Ways Delta Differs From “Regular” Covid and 3 Ways It’s the Same

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain causing Covid-19 illness in the U.S. How does it differ from previous...

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What Happens If You Get Covid After the Vaccine

Breakthrough Covid-19 infections happen, but they're a tiny fraction of overall cases. Here's what to expect if it happens...


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I’m Vaccinated—Can I Stop Wearing My Mask?

You're fully vaccinated and mask-wearing guidelines have loosened—so when do you still have to wear a mask? You might...


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What Is Covid-19 Brain Fog—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Some Covid-19 survivors report fuzzy thinking and memory problems long after the actual infection. Is there a way to...


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Got Your Covid-19 Vaccine Card? 4 Things You Should Do Right Away

Here's what experts say you should and shouldn't do with your Covid-19 vaccine card after getting your Covid-19 shot.


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Do the Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Infertility? Here’s What Doctors Say

Myths are swirling that the Covid-19 vaccines may cause infertility or pregnancy problems. Find out why you don't have...

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7 Things You Need to Know About Covid-19 Booster Shots

As new coronavirus variants emerge, experts debate whether or not a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot will be needed....


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7 Totally Normal Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects to Be Ready For

A sore arm and flu-like symptoms are just some of the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine—but reactions can...


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I Missed My 2nd Vaccine Shot: What Do I Do Now?

If you've skipped your second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, there's still time to get fully vaccinated. Here's...


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When Can We Stop Wearing Face Masks? Experts Weigh In

Eased mask restrictions depend on your vaccination status, but it may still be a while before you can stop...


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Parosmia: The Covid-19 Side Effect That Distorts Your Sense of Smell

If pleasant odors now smell like rotting garbage, you could have parosmia—a condition linked to Covid-19. Here's how long...


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5 Reasons to Wear a Face Mask Other Than Covid-19

Face masks are proven to help stop the spread of Covid-19. They can also protect you from other...


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How Long Can You Test Positive for Covid-19 After Infection?

Depending on the test, you can still test positive for Covid months after recovery. You could even get a positive...


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What Can Vaccinated People Do? The Dos and Don’ts

You're fully vaccinated from Covid-19, now what? We asked experts what low- and high-risk activities you can and can't do.

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What to Know About the Rare Blood Clots Linked to J&J’s Vaccine

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is currently on pause in the United States because of concerns about blood...


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Should You Worry If You Got the J&J Vaccine? What Doctors Say

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 is on pause over rare, severe blood clots in six women. If...


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What Is Antimicrobial Fabric and Can It Kill Germs?

Before you spend on antimicrobial clothes, check out what germ experts have to say about these fabrics.


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Does AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Cause Blood Clots? What We Know So Far

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine may soon be available in the United States, but there are concerns about blood clots....


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6 Reasons Women May Have More Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects Than Men

Covid-19 vaccine side effects can include fever, chills, and pain at the injection site. Women are reporting more of...


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What Is the Covid-19 Pill and When Will It Be Ready?

A new Covid-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir, is in the works to help treat mild cases of coronavirus. Here's...