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Jul 22, 2019

Summer brings warm beach weather, and with it come gruesome news reports of “flesh eating disease” that people catch from the ocean.

Vibrio vulnificus is a marine bacterium that prefers warmer seawater, and it can infect wounds and cause necrotizing fasciitis, also known as “flesh eating disease”, that can...

Jul 11, 2019

One of the more gruesome parasitic infections is that of the guinea worm: these 3 feet long worms typically emerge from painful boils in the feet to release eggs, and have to be slowly wound onto a stick over the course of days to weeks to pull them them out of the infected person’s leg.

This debilitating infection...