‘Vital Lessons’ from Ebola forum at UT Dallas

What unfolded at Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas after the first Ebola case in the country was diagnosed there would have likely happened at any hospital in the U.S., William Sutker, MD, medical director of infectious disease and epidemiology for the Baylor Scott & White Health — North Texas division, said on Wednesday night. Dr. Sutker … Continue reading ‘Vital Lessons’ from Ebola forum at UT Dallas

Pertussis Outbreak: Why Children and Adults Should Get the Vaccine

If you have paid attention to the news here in North Texas, you may have seen reports about an outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough (as it’s more commonly known) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. What’s behind this outbreak? Experts suggest it may be attributed to the recent trend of parents not vaccinating their children. … Continue reading Pertussis Outbreak: Why Children and Adults Should Get the Vaccine

3 Things You Need to Know About the New Cyclospora Illness

Wash those fruits and vegetables. That’s the latest recommendation from experts regarding the prevention of the new stomach bug, cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite cyclospora cayetanensis that is circulating around the country this summer. At last count, this severe stomach illness has been reported in 11 states and has sickened more than … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Cyclospora Illness