Infectious Diseases

  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center

     
  • More than Ever, Flu Shots are Critical to a Healthy Texas

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    2020 has been a hard year. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed our loved ones, made many Texans sick, and upended our lives. Now we’re facing another big threat – flu season.

    Each year in the United States, the influenza (flu) virus kills or hospitalizes thousands of people and makes millions sick.

    Our physicians and other health care professionals remain busy caring for COVID-19 patients. They don’t want to start seeing lots of flu patients too. That could stretch our health care system to the breaking point. They want you to get the care you need, when you need it.

    You Have the Power
    to Prevent the Flu
     
  • Sign Up with DSHS Now to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

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    Nobody’s certain when the first COVID-19 vaccines will be available, but you can take important steps now to make sure you’re ready to vaccinate patients quickly once the shots arrive, state health leaders said this week.

    TMA and DSHS Urge Physicians and Medical Facilities to Enroll  
  • CDC Update: COVID-19 Can be Spread by Airborne Particles

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its How COVID-19 Spreads guidance to include the potential for airborne spread of the virus.

    Read More Details From the CDC  
  • TMA Releases Tools to Navigate School Reopening

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    Led by its School Reopening Workgroup, the Texas Medical Association is offering schools and physicians tools to mitigate risk for COVID-19 spread as classes resume across the state.

    Read the Guide Detailing the COVID-19 Control Plan  
  • Urge Texans to Get Flu Vaccine Early, Officials Say

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    With flu season on the horizon – and the COVID-19 pandemic expected to continue – Texas physicians should strongly encourage patients to receive a flu vaccination as early as possible.

    Get and Give Flu Vaccine Early  
  • Listen to the Latest Guidance on Infection Control for Your Practice

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    If you’re seeking more information on keeping your practice, staff, and patients safe while treating COVID-19 cases, the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force has created a podcast version of its frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Infection Prevention and Control.

    Tips and Suggestions About How to Minimize Exposure  
  • Can Practices Require Employees to Get a Flu Shot?

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    It may seem like the sensible thing to do, but no, you can’t make everyone in your practice get a flu shot.

    What If Your Employee Opts Out?  
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) - Congenital Infection

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    Have you talked with your pregnant patients about congenital CMV? TMA Members of the Committee on Infectious Disease and the Committee on Reproductive, Women’s, and Perinatal Health have developed a flyer with key messages and resources for additional information to help you.

    What Is Cytomegalovirus and How Is It Transmitted?  
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