Infectious Diseases Stories

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

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With summer comes increased risk exposure to mosquitos. Here’s what women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant need to know to stay safe this year.

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

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Pertussis, also known as whopping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that makes it hard to breathe.

One shot, two patients

One shot, two patients

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Planning to skip a flu shot because you’re pregnant? Think again. Dr. Horsager strongly recommends getting a flu shot during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

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Hepatitis C is a manageable diagnosis and living a healthy life can slow the advances.

4 things pregnant women need to know about Zika virus

4 things pregnant women need to know about Zika virus

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As the CDC advises pregnant women to avoid travel to certain countries, here are four things they should know about the virus.

Should people in Dallas-Fort Worth fear Chagas disease?

Should people in Dallas-Fort Worth fear Chagas disease?

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A recent Dallas Morning News report revealed a horrible tropical illness that has made its way to America. But is Chagas disease a real threat in Dallas?

5 vaccines adults should consider

5 vaccines adults should consider

 

5 vaccines adults should consider

5 vaccines adults should consider

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You may have received common vaccines as a child, but it’s important to receive certain vaccines as an adult, too. A UT Southwestern doctor explains.

How a recent rubella diagnosis could have been prevented

How a recent rubella diagnosis could have been prevented

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A recent rubella diagnosis is a timely reminder of how important it is to get the MMR vaccine.

What if I have an infectious disease and want to get pregnant?

What if I have an infectious disease and want to get pregnant?

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For women who have an infectious disease and are pregnant, early intervention is important.