Infectious Diseases

San Antonio Express-News: Flu season during the coronavirus pandemic: 5 things local doctors want you to know

September 22, 2020

Drs. Ruth Berggren, MD, Infectious Diseases, Jason Bowling, MD, Infectious Diseases, and Ralph Riviello, MD, Emergency Medicine, discuss the importance of getting your flu shot to keep you healthy this fall and winter and share advice on the different types of flu vaccines and what to do if you have flu-like symptoms. Read the story.

KSAT 12: Why voting is good for your health, according to San Antonio infectious disease doctor

September 21, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, discussed voting during the pandemic and the latest vaccine developments. Read and watch the interview.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Global Pandemics: Innovation for early detection and a coordinated response system

September 18, 2020

Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, director of the Mays Cancer Center, was a guest on a panel during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 2020 Leadership Conference.

Employee flu shots available at Wellness 360 and primary care locations

September 18, 2020

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of flu season. With COVID-19 still present in the community, it is especially important to get a flu vaccination this year. UT Health San Antonio offers employees multiple ways to receive their flu shot.

Texas Standard: ‘Almost ipso facto’ – San Antonio reaches 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 months after forced reopening

September 18, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, is mentioned at the beginning of this chronology of events of the pandemic presented by the Texas Standard, a radio program produced in the state capital in collaboration with Texas Public Radio San Antonio, KUT Austin, KERA North Texas and Houston Public Media. Read and listen to the story.

San Antonio Report: Community Labs founders hope to duplicate local coronavirus testing model across Texas

September 18, 2020

This article from the San Antonio Report explained how Drs. Marjorie David and Marsha Kinney, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, advised and provided the paired samples needed to evaluate a new coronavirus testing process of the nonprofit Community Labs, housed by BioBridge Global. Read the story.