Infectious Diseases

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

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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. Here's when you may see one and what it will look like.

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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...


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What Is Covid-19 Herd Immunity and When Will It Happen?

If enough people are immune to Covid-19, cases and deaths will plummet. This is known as herd immunity. Here's...


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Can Covid-19 Make Your Hair Fall Out?

If you're losing hair during the pandemic, you're not alone. You also don't need to worry. Here's what to know...


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Covid-19 Took This Woman’s Sense of Smell—She’s Fighting to Get It Back

After Covid-19 left her with a loss of smell, or anosmia, Molly Moore is using smell training, including...


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Should You Buy a Copper-Infused Face Mask for Covid-19 Protection?

Can copper-containing face masks offer more protection against the virus that causes Covid-19? Here's what the science says.


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10 Covid-19 Vaccine Myths No One Should Fall For

Can Covid-19 vaccines cause sterilization or infertility, alter your DNA, or give you the virus? Covid-19 vaccine myths...


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Should I Be Taking Ivermectin for Covid-19?

The FDA-approved antiparasitic drug ivermectin is being touted as a possible treatment for Covid-19. But is this safe? Here's...


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8 People on What It’s Really Like to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine

People have a wide variety of feelings before and after getting the Covid-19 vaccine—from anticipation and relief to fear and...

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Coronavirus and Diabetes: Covid-19 Tied to New Diabetes Cases

On top of posing a greater risk to people who already have diabetes, Covid-19 might trigger diabetes in people with...


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N95 vs. KN95 vs. KF94 Face Masks: Which Is Better?

Masks are essential gear for everyone during this pandemic—and some face masks are better than others. Here's everything you...


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If You’ve Had Covid-19 Do You Still Need the Vaccine?

If you had Covid-19 and recovered, should you still get vaccinated? Here's what to know about your post-infection immunity to...


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Are 2 Face Masks Better Than 1 for Covid-19 Protection?

Wearing a face mask can prevent the spread of Covid-19, but can two masks offer more protection? Double-masking...


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How My Body Changed During the Pandemic

Here's what the pandemic has taught this serious runner about caring for, accepting, and loving her body.


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Losing Your Sense of Smell and Covid-19: What It Means

Recent research suggests this symptom may be just as common as loss of taste—but it might indicate a milder case...