Infectious Diseases News

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 toolkitFeb 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 trophoblastsJan 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 BowlJan 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 recommendationsJan 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 possibleDec 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. 
HIV testing, are you #DoingIt?Dec 1, 2016
On World AIDS Day, Baylor health experts suggest everyone gets tested for HIV.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016
New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Higher flu vaccine suggested for adults over the age of 65Oct 5, 2016
For elderly adults, getting a flu shot is essential to maintaining good health.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.