Infectious Diseases News
What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing fever Nov 2, 2018 While tick-borne relapsing fever previously has been thought to be a threat mainly to outdoor enthusiasts, a new study found that the infection is emerging in metropolitan regions of Texas.
Find the flu vaccine for you Sep 10, 2018 School’s back, which means that germs that are carry illnesses such as influenza can start to spread rapidly. The good news is that with a variety of flu vaccination options, almost everyone can find just the right one for their needs.
Study: HPV cancer survivors at risk for second HPV cancer Sep 7, 2018 A retrospective study found that survivors of HPV-associated cancers have a high incidence of developing second HPV-related cancers.
Baylor to participate in NIH trial for universal flu vaccine May 7, 2018 A Phase 2 trial of an investigational universal influenza vaccine intended to protect against multiple strains of the virus is being conducted at four U.S. sites, including at Baylor College of Medicine.
There’s still time to get your flu shot Jan 26, 2018 This year’s flu season was predicted to be severe, and so far those predictions have been accurate. However, it’s not too late to be vaccinated against the virus.
How to know if nose woes are flu, cold or allergies Jan 18, 2018 A runny or stuffy nose can be a symptom of the flu, a cold or allergies, and it can be hard to discern which one you have. So how do you know what’s really going on with your nose?
Dietary sugar linked to bacterial epidemics Jan 3, 2018 The increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose.
Primate genomics study reveals clues into AIDS resistance Jan 3, 2018 Researchers set out to sequence and analyze the genomes of two nonhuman primates to develop new insights into the behavior of the HIV virus in humans.
Are you getting tested for HIV? Start #DoingIt Dec 1, 2017 On World AIDS Day, health experts at Baylor College of Medicine are reminding everyone that knowing whether or not you are infected with HIV is the first step to living a healthy life.
Don’t let stigma behind HIV stop you from getting tested Nov 27, 2017 Experts at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic are encouraging more testing and education among teens to help rid the growing sigma of HIV.