Infectious Diseases

  • Texas Flu Cases Decline, But Continue to be Widespread

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    The number of new flu cases declined slightly in early February, but state health officials say it remains to be seen whether flu has peaked this season in Texas.

    Flu Season Not Over Yet  
  • Legionella Bacteria: How to Protect Your Patients From Infection

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    Another infection in the San Antonio area caused by Legionella bacteria is giving physicians renewed reason to keep Legionnaires' disease in mind. And that awareness, an infectious disease expert says, is the best thing physicians can do to diagnose it.

    What is Legionnaires Disease?  
  • CDC: South Texas Saw Spike in Zika-Related Birth Defects

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    U.S. regions where Zika is most prevalent ― including South Texas ― saw a 21-percent jump in Zika-related birth defects in the last half of 2016 compared with the first part of that year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    A Difficult Disease to Detect
  • 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?  
  • Right Antibiotic, Right Dose, Right Duration, and Right Time

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    Learn more about your role in efforts to support antibiotic stewardship in your practice health care facility. Battle the resistance.

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