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Halloween Horrors from the Archives

Body HorrorsBy Rebecca KrestonNovember 1, 2016 12:33 AM


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Halloween is my favorite event of the year and, as many of my loyal readers know, my obsession with the strange and seemingly supernatural wonders of the microscopic world - namely horrifying parasites and bizarro infections - forms the very backbone of the Body Horrors blog. So in celebration of All Hallows' Eve, a night of masquerade and devilry, I present a small selection - no easy task, trust me! - of the more sinister and spine-tingling articles from the Body Horrors archives, a reminder that the spooky and scary is not relegated to just one day in October. Enjoy the tricks and treats! 


A captured rabid dog. Image: CDC.

Canine Rabies Imported into America

An Anthrax Blast from the Past

The Bestial Virus: The Infectious Origins of Werewolves, Zombies & Vampires

Polio in the Cancer Ward

Tetanus, the Grinning Death

The Inheritance of Syphilis

Poisoned with Parasites

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