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While it might be one of the deadliest and scariest diseases

While it might be one of the deadliest and scariest diseases


Marburg virus is one of the pathogens the WHO recently identified as most dangerous. (Springer Medizin/Science Photo Library/Corbis)

When Lyme disease isn't caught early, the fallout can be scary

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The disease is still found in parts of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Few humans are now infected, although outbreaks occasionally occur.

Groups like USAID PREDICT regularly monitor such diseases in wildlife to prevent the jump from animal to humans. (iStock)

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... are carriers of hantavirus, which causes a rare but potentially fatal syndrome. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


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