A 2-year-old girl thrives in pain from a mystery illness; a disease shuts down the organs of a neuroscientist; a woman suffers a baffling brain infection.
A baby is on the brink of death from ingesting a common household item; a parasite is practically eating a man's lungs; a female boxer is blindsided by a rare infection.
An athlete is stopped in his tracks by a parasite that's attacking his liver; a teenager contracts an age-old disease that's eating at his skin; a woman's brain is in serious danger.
A man gets a toothache which turns into a life-threatening flesh-eating infection; a woman searches for a diagnosis for her aches and pains for years; a young boy gets flu-like symptoms as a mysterious infection takes over his body.moreless
A science-loving traveler is puzzled when a lesion pops up above her leg; a large mass around the heart threatens a game designer with the though of death; a 15-year-old's extremely sore throat spirals out of control.moreless
Something is eating a boy's eyes and brain, but can doctors find out what the cause is? Then, a young boy gets a virus that's destroying his brain from within, and a young farmworker's lungs collapse when a parasite attacks.moreless
It's Christmas, and a young globe-trotting couple returns home for some holiday cheer only to discover some sly stowaways that. bite, suck and consume the flesh. A family man discovers that something is eating his heart out, literally.moreless
A teenage boy's intestines are being destroyed and obstructed from a mysterious object, can doctors find out what? Also, a 16-year-old girl develops encephalitis after swimming in a local river, and an industrial painter is knocked out from a mysterious fungal infection.moreless
Three vibrant people, each with strong family bonds, each ripped apart by an insidious monster. A teenager dodges death when he survives getting sucked into a tornado. When his trauma wounds mysteriously don't heal, doctors discover a hideous infection.moreless
A Peace Corps volunteer on a trip to West Africa experiences bouts of diarrhea and must find medical help before it's too late; a mother falls prey to a viral infection that is destroying her lungs; a baby boy falls into a coma as worms are devouring his brain.moreless
A young aspiring artist suddenly comes down with flu-like symptoms and a swollen face. To make matters worse, his eyes are yellow, he has trouble breathing, and one of his eyes protrude strangely. It turns out that he has Lemierre's syndrome. An active girl's life is put on hold when she starts feeling fatigue and out of breath. Later, she also starts experiencing extreme joint pain, and she gets diagnosed with Lyme's disease. However, further testing shows that the girl has Babesiosis, in addition to chronic Lyme's disease. An active middle-aged woman becomes concerned when she suddenly feels lumps in her chest. After getting them removed, she then starts experiencing bleeding from her right breast. After getting that taken care of, though, she feels a growing lump in her right breast, which turns out to be two surgical sponges.moreless
A little girl's health begins to deteriorate when she suddenly comes down with a fever. She then develops reddish spots on her body, stops breathing on her own, and even suffers kidney and liver failure. A spinal tap reveals that the little girl has meningococcal disease. A home contractor has been relatively healthy, until he suddenly begins to gain weight in his abdominal area, which turns out to be caused by a large tumor. After removal of the tumor, the man feels excruciating pain that spreads from his abdomen to his lower back and chest. Initially, it appears to be part of his recovery process, but an x-ray shows that a retractor has been left in his body after the surgery. A young baseball star's life is turned upside down when he starts experiencing a fever, headache, and vomiting. Doctors suspect the little boy may have meningitis, but as he deals with seizures, it turns out that he actually has amoebic encephalitis.moreless
A baby boy born prematurely alarms his parents when he suddenly comes down with a fever. Soon, he also starts resisting food and coughs severely to the point of coughing up blood. It is revealed that the baby has swallowed a button battery, which has burned a hole in his esophagus. A young, newly independent university student suddenly gets a headache, which persists longer than she is used to. Next, she experiences audible hallucinations, twitching of her head, confusion over her age, and even grand mal seizures. As she rests in preparation for a brain surgery, the young woman suddenly yells, then passes out. It turns out that she has an absess in her braincaused a Streptococcus milleri infection from her tongue piercing. A mother/wife has been enjoying a vacation with her family, until she suddenly gets a headache. As her condition progresses, she also experiences a fever; cloudy, foul-smelling urine; dizziness and disorientation, body aches, and even petechiae on her legs. Her doctor discovers that the woman has been suffering from a viral infection called Dengue fever the whole time.moreless
A young mother expecting her second child suddenly comes down with a stuffy nose and itchy throat. They appear to be typical flu symptoms, but she still feels feverish and soon starts coughing. Her breathing deteriorates to the point where she cant' breathe on her own anymore. It turns out that the young woman has developed an Acinetobacter infection. An energetic college student has been healthy, until she suddenly feels like she can't get enough oxygen and starts wheezing. She develops bouts of coughing so bad that she even coughs up worms. The student learns that she has been infected by the Ascaris worm the whole time. A teenage girl living in the countryside suddenly gets headaches. At first, it appears to be from stress, but she soon becomes irritable and develops triple vision. Worse, she even collapses and experiences a seizure. Only when it's too late that it becomes clear that the teenager has had rabies.moreless
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