Despite daily updates to spam filters and contact blocking, I wake up every day to a variety of invitations to submit to journals.

  • No good journal does that. They have lots of submissions.

The spam emails highlight the wild west of predatory journals, often with names that try to imitate real journals. Today’s was the

Back by popular demand, here’s the latest Worms & Germs crossword puzzle. It’s a bit tougher than average but most of the answers can be found in recent posts. Answers will be posted in a few days.  Have fun!

Rabies is “almost always” transmitted by bites and “almost invariably” fatal once disease develops in a person or animal. We use a lot of these kinds of disclaimers with infectious diseases, which can be frustrating, but it’s necessary because exceptional (strange) things occasionally occur.

A report in an upcoming edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases (