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The Case of the Hedgehog With 'Balloon Syndrome'
He's better now.
June 12, 2017
The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden
She spent 11 months trekking to Siberia to find a cure for leprosy, but her love life overshadowed everything.
May 26, 2017
New York, New York
This Upper East Side apartment co-op was designed as a tuberculosis sanitarium.
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A WWI Anthrax Outbreak Was Caused by Shaving Brushes
Lathering up could be painful.
May 03, 2017
Found: A Dead Bat in a Pre-Packaged Salad
Even for gross things found in food, this one is weird.
April 10, 2017
Yellow Fever Park
One tiny triangular park commemorates the victims of a yellow fever epidemic—many of whom are buried right below the grass.
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The Mistaken Case of the Killer Cornbread
For a brief time in the early 20th Century, cornmeal was unfairly blamed as the source of a terrible disease.
January 24, 2017
Watch How to Properly Sneeze into a Handkerchief in 1940s England
These public health trailers also teach you about the dangers of crossing the street and germs.
December 01, 2016
How Civil War Soldiers Gave Themselves Syphilis While Trying to Avoid Smallpox
If only someone had warned them not to take a DIY approach.
November 30, 2016
The Best Secret Weapon Against Landmines and Tuberculosis Is a Rat
African giant pouched rats are better mine-sniffers than dogs and faster at TB diagnosis than human doctors.
November 28, 2016
You Probably Shouldn't Be Worried About This Colony of Herpes-Infected Monkeys in Florida
Still, there's a colony of herpes-infected monkeys in Florida.
November 10, 2016
Found: Vessels That Let Your Immune System Control Your Personality
The brain and lymph system are connected after all.
July 19, 2016
While Brazil Was Eradicating Zika Mosquitoes, America Made Them Into Weapons
Most of the Western hemisphere was trying to eliminate Aedes aegypti. Why not the U.S.?
June 22, 2016
Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
Chicago's North Park Village was once the largest municipal sanatorium in the country.
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Found: Bacteria Resistant to the Drug of Last Resort
May 27, 2016
The Deadly Rio Lerma
The Rio Lerma (Chignahuapan) in El Salto, Mexico, is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. It’s covered in white foam, and falling in can kill.
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The Scientist Who Discovered Sudden Oak Death Believes We Can Save the Forests
We should have taken the disease more seriously before it killed a million trees, though.
May 19, 2016
Scientists Just Discovered a New Vulnerability in HIV
The hunt for a vaccine is heating up.
May 18, 2016
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