Infectious Diseases News

Travel safely during summer vacation seasonMay 21, 2020
Dr. Jill Weatherhead offers a few tips on how to reduce your risk of getting sick if you’re hitting the road or catching a flight this summer.
Types of misdiagnosis that can harm patients during COVID-19May 18, 2020
As healthcare systems handle the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of misdiagnosing a patient increases.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka gives $1M grant for COVID-19 vaccineMay 13, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine’s fight against COVID-19 has received a boost from Tito’s Handmade Vodka through a $1 million grant from the brand’s philanthropic arm Love, Tito’s to accelerate research on a vaccine for the virus.
Baylor offers guide for reopening businesses in HoustonMay 11, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine has developed a comprehensive guide to reopening businesses in Houston, offering an outline on what employers can do to maintain the health and well-being of their workers and patrons.
New partnership to accelerate research of COVID-19 vaccineMay 5, 2020
The National School of Tropical Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development have formed a new partnership with PATH to advance the development of a low-cost, safe and effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
Anxiety surrounding the return to normalcyMay 4, 2020
With COVID chaos slowly dying down, people may be heading back to work soon. Dr. Asim Shah dives into the anxieties of returning back to a normal schedule, and what normal may look like in the near future.
Testing tuberculosis vaccine for COVID-19May 4, 2020
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and four other institutions around the country are working to find out if the vaccine prevents tuberculosis also can work against COVID-19. 
This year, show mom you love her from a distanceMay 1, 2020
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Stacey Rose weighs in on how to celebrate Mother’s Day while also protecting mom's health.
Avoid face irritation, acne while wearing masksApr 30, 2020
Wearing a non-medical grade face mask is an important way to keep COVID-19 from spreading, but the mask can cause skin irritation and acne breakouts, according to dermatologist Dr. Rajani Katta.
Clinical trial evaluates Tocilizumab for COVID-19 pneumoniaApr 28, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine is a research site for a clinical trial evaluating the therapeutic benefit and safety of Tocilizumab (TCZ), an immunomodulator drug, in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia