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Molecular Virology and Microbiology

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Flor M. Munoz, M.D.

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Flor M. Munoz, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Infectious Disease

Research Interests

Pediatric infectious diseases, respiratory pathogens, epidemiology and prevention, vaccine evaluation, maternal immunization
Study of common causes of infection in neonates, children and adolescents, including their epidemology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Epidemiologic studies on influenza in infants, respiratory sysncytial virus, and B. pertussis infection. New antivirals against common respiratory pathogens. Vaccine evaluation, including new experimental vaccines, use of vaccine in high risk populations, and use of vaccines during pregnancy for the prevention of serious neonatal infections.Study of common causes of infection in neonates, children and adolescents, including their epidemology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Epidemiologic studies on influenza in infants, respiratory sysncytial virus, and B. pertussis infection. New antivirals against common respiratory pathogens. Vaccine evaluation, including new experimental vaccines, use of vaccine in high risk populations, and use of vaccines during pregnancy for the prevention of serious neonatal infections.Contact Information

Contact Information

Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS BCM385
Houston, TX, 77030, U.S.A.

713-798-5248
florm@bcm.edu

Education

M.D. - Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
Residency - Baylor College of Medicine

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Munoz FM, Englund JA, Cheesman CC, Maccato ML, Pinell PM, Nahm MH, Mason EO, Kozinetz CA, Thompson RA, Glezen WP. Maternal Immunization with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in the third trimester of gestation. Vaccine 20 (2002): 826-837.

Munoz FM, Ong LT, Seavey D, Medina D, Correa A, Starke JR. Tuberculosis among adult visitors of children with suspected tuberculosis and employees at a children’s hospital. Infect Contr Hosp Epidemiol 2002, 23(10): 1-5.

Piedra, PA, Yan Lihan, Kotloff K, Zangwill MD, Bernstein DI, King J, Treanor J, Munoz FM, Wolff M, Cho I, Mendelman PM, Cordova J, Belshe RB. Safety of the Trivalent, Cold-Adapted Influenza Vaccine (CAIV-T) in Pre-school Aged Children. Pediatrics 2002, 110:662-672.

O’Donnell, FT, Munoz FM, Atmar RL, Hwang LY, Demmler GJ, Glezen WP. Epidemiology and molecular characterization of co-circulating influenza A/H3N2 virus variants in children: Houston, Texas, 1997-98. Epidemiology and Infection 2003, 130:521-531.

Healy CM, Munoz FM, Rench MA, Halasa N, Edwards KM, Baker CJ. Low levels of maternal antibodies to pertussis: A predictos of infant susceptibility? Submitted to New Engl J Med, 2003.