Infectious Disease

INFOGRAPHIC: Get the facts on vaccines and children

May 18, 2016
Millions of deaths occur each year from vaccine-preventable diseases

Looking at the bacteria inside: A new method of viewing TB bacteria

March 23, 2016
Researchers have developed a new method that will help them quickly determine the effectiveness of a TB treatment

What you should know about Zika

February 18, 2016
As mosquitoes venture out of their geographical habitat, so do the viruses they carry

History repeats itself: Diseases of the past back to haunt us

November 13, 2015
Voluntary abstainers of vaccinations could lead to increase in vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.

Parker to present on global health security at international meetings in South Korea

September 7, 2015

Gerald Parker, vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center, is presenting at the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) high-level meeting and the Seoul Defense Dialogue meeting, both in Seoul, South Korea.

Combating deadly antibiotic-resistant infections: CDC says teamwork is key

August 11, 2015

Superbugs - germs that have evolved to become resistant to antibiotics and other medical treatments - are on the loose, infecting more than 2 million people in the U.S. every year.

Parker named Interim Director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

August 3, 2015

Gerald Parker, DVM, Ph.D., M.S., vice president for public health preparedness and response at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, has been named Interim Director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases.

Q&A: Why MERS matters

June 4, 2015

An outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has recently been reported in South Korea and China. Frightening, given that nearly thirty percent of those that contract the virus die and that in this age of air travel, any person – and the viruses he or she is carrying – can move across the world in a matter of hours.

Fast Facts: West Nile virus 101

June 3, 2015

The influx of rain this season has caused severe flooding across the Southeast, particularly in Texas and Oklahoma. Rushing water is dangerous, but when water stops moving, it creates the perfect breeding ground for something just as threatening: West Nile virus bearing mosquitoes.

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