Infectious Diseases News
What you need to know about flea and tick bites this summer Jun 26, 2017 Infectious diseases expert Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn tells you what you need to know this flea and tick season.
Researchers to study neurological effects of Zika in children Jun 19, 2017 The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Baylor College of Medicine has received funding to conduct an observational study on the neurologic and neurodevelopmental effects of Zika virus among children who are infected in early childhood.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at Baylor Jun 5, 2017 The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virus Apr 26, 2017 In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
When to see a doctor for the flu Feb 27, 2017 Dr. Carmen Robinson says to make an appointment immediately if you have flu-like symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough, body aches, chills and fatigue or weakness.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkit Feb 22, 2017 The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblasts Jan 27, 2017 Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
How to stop the spread of germs for a winning Super Bowl Jan 24, 2017 Dr. Irvin Sulapas explains how the Super Bowl can impact the spread of germs, and he offers his tips on how to stay healthy so you can enjoy the big game.
Baylor, nation’s cancer centers endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations Jan 11, 2017 Baylor and the other 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers endorsed recently revised recommendations from the CDC on the need to improve vaccination rates for HPV.
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possible Dec 6, 2016 Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future.