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December 2, 2005

 

Shingles

Did you know that the virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella-zoster virus, never actually leaves your body? It lies dormant from the time you get the illness, in nerve cells alongside your spinal cord. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2004

 

Swimming With Germs

How clean is the average backyard pool is? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 21, 2004

 

Euro Itch

People who were itching for the debut of the euro might have gotten more than they hoped for.

September 27, 2003

 

Scarlet Fever

Toxins produced by the nasty streptococci bacteria are released at the site of infection and are absorbed into the infected person’s blood stream.

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