Infectious Diseases

Caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms, infectious diseases range from mild to life-threatening. They can be spread from person to person, transmitted by insects or animals, or picked up through contaminated food. Many can be prevented with vaccines.

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The CDC Will Hold an Emergency Meeting About Heart Inflammation Following COVID-19 Vaccines

The CDC is looking into reports of myocarditis or pericarditis — two types of heart inflammation — among people who've received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
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