communicable diseases

You Don’t Even Want To Know The Results Of This Airport Germ Study

You Don’t Even Want To Know The Results Of This Airport Germ Study

New research identifies the various ways in which we’re most likely to come into contact with communicable diseases at airports. Turns out that toilets are surprisingly clean, but the same cannot be said for those plastic bins used at airport security, which are absolutely covered in viruses.

Human Leprosy Is Rampant In British Red Squirrels

Human Leprosy Is Rampant In British Red Squirrels

British red squirrels are being afflicted by a medieval strain of leprosy that was thought to have disappeared from Europe over 700 years ago, according to a new DNA analysis. Researchers say the chances of the dreaded disease spreading to humans is low, but the discovery suggests this strain of…