Infectious Disease

How Flu Spreads on a Plane

As if the generally horrific experience of flying wasn’t bad enough (maybe I’m just a little sour about the 90 minutes I spent on the tarmac at Newark last night), a new study [PDF] in Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that …

Three Possible Cases of E. Coli Illness in U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday that it is investigating three suspected cases E. coli infection related to the outbreak in Germany. All three people have recently traveled to Hamburg.

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