Infectious Diseases

Science Daily: Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive aspergillosis

July 5, 2016

New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Invasive aspergillosis often is overlooked, but early diagnosis and treatment are key,” said […]

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Insect repellent containing DEET best for pregnant women

July 1, 2016

As people plan more outdoor activities this summer, some pregnant women may be wondering which insect repellent will protect them the best against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos, whose bites are the primary cause of Zika virus. The virus has caused brain abnormalities in babies developing in the womb.

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Advancements in new hepatitis C treatments

June 3, 2016

Hepatitis C is the leading blood-borne disease in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million people developing a chronic infection. While the outlook for treating hepatitis C was grim just a few years ago, now most patients can be cured with direct-acting antiviral medications, many of them evaluated at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

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NowCast SA: The Edge: Preventing the Zika virus

February 1, 2016

This week’s edge features an update on the Zika virus. Watch the video on NowCast SA

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KENS-TV: First sexually transmitted Zika virus case in Dallas County

February 1, 2016

The first sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus is confirmed in Dallas County.  Dallas County Health and Human Services said it received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It said the patient was infected after having sexual contact with a person who returned from Venezuela. DCHHS said it will not provide […]

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CTRC, other NCI Cancer Centers, issue call for HPV vaccination in children

January 27, 2016

Directors of the nation’s 69 National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, including the Cancer Therapy & Research Institute of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have called for all children and young adults to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).

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