Infectious Diseases News

Get the dirt on germsFeb 26, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s Isabel Valdez sheds light on the hidden dirty places and items that germs may lurk.
What is Rare Disease Day?Feb 21, 2019
Rare Disease Day is a national awareness effort that aims to bring together families with rare disease diagnoses to build their network, engage with researchers and learn more about the resources and services available to them. 
Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefaliaDec 13, 2018
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionDec 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
How to prevent and treat a cold Dec 12, 2018
Stuffy or runny noses and sore throats are common signs of a cold and can make us feel miserable. Isabel Valdez offers tips to treat a cold or even prevent catching one.
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.