Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, is the cause of a serious birth defect. Here are 5 things to know about Zika and pregnancy.
Amebiasis is an intestinal illness transmitted when someone eats or drinks something that's contaminated with a microscopic parasite.
Ascariasis is an intestinal infection that occurs when the eggs of a parasitic roundworm are ingested. Read about signs and symptoms, treatment, and tips for prevention.
Bedbugs have people on high alert, checking mattresses and furniture for telltale signs of these irritating, hard-to-control pests. Here's what to look for and how to deal with them.
Chiggers are tiny red mites whose bites aren't painful but do cause intense itching. Home care can help the itchiness.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa can cause disease. Here's how to help protect your family from germs.
Germs are the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease.
Giardiasis, a top cause of diarrhea, is an intestinal illness caused by a tiny parasite. Infections pass easily from person to person.
Lice aren't dangerous and they don't spread disease, but they are contagious, annoying, and sometimes hard to get rid of. Learn more about this common childhood problem and how to get rid of those pesky little bugs.
Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.