Cytomegalovirus: The virus I wish I had known about

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Rana Semaan, Science in Society editor   I was 18 weeks pregnant when I received the following call from my gynecologist: Doctor: Hi, Rana. How are you feeling today? Do you still have a fever? I had elevated liver enzyme levels and a two-week-old low-grade fever. My doctors were trying to find out why. Me: […]

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Toxoplasmosis and the zombie mouse in my backyard

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Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science co-editors This summer, I made friends with a zombie mouse. One recent evening as I was sitting in my suburban Toronto backyard, a tiny mouse that often visits began behaving strangely. Instead of scurrying across the patio like usual, my mouse buddy started running in […]

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