infectious disease

  • Is It Safe To Let A Dog Lick You?

    One of the best parts about dogs is how affectionate they can be. It’s almost like they can sense when we’re hurt or feeling down, and then try to help us with extra snuggles or kisses. But while well-intentioned, those kisses — well, licks — may not always be good for your health.

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis Is Scary But Rare

    A Massachusetts woman recently died of eastern equine encephalitis, and health authorities in the area are on the alert. But EEE is an extremely rare disease, and the main thing you need to know is that it’s always a good idea to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

  • Get Vaccinated For Measles Before You Travel

    You may not think of Europe as a place where you need vaccines before you go on vacation, but measles cases are at a record high in Europe this year. The Department of Health recommends that people travelling to any country outside Australia to take precautions against measles, so if you’re planning any future travel,…