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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CDC Head Implies Masks Are Better Than a COVID Vaccine—Is This True?

CDC Director Robert Redfield testified before the Senate this week that face masks are the most important public health tool we have right now. Here's what he meant by that.

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