Infectious Diseases News

What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing feverNov 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 youSep 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 cancerSep 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 vaccineMay 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 shotJan 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 allergiesJan 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 epidemicsJan 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 resistanceJan 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.