In Austin, Texas, health officials with Austin Public Health and the University of Texas Student Health Services have reported a mumps outbreak on campus this week. During the past week, seven new...

“I predict measles outbreaks in Texas could happen as early as the winter or spring of 2018”: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD- PLoS Medicine October 25, 2016 The Dean for the National School of Tropical...

The City of Austin is asking people not to swim at Bull Creek District Park due to high levels of bacteria being detected. This bacteria may cause illness, so swimming and contact with the water are not...

Murine typhus fever is a disease that occurs when people come into contact with fleas infected with a bacteria called Rickettsia typhi. Since 2008, when murine typhus became endemic in Travis County, the...

The Texas Department of State Health Services has ramped up efforts to protect people from Zika virus and is urging people to follow mosquito precautions. “Mosquito season is approaching, and the number...

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Texas health officials have reported an additional eight cases of cyclosporiasis today, bringing the total case count to 143. Officials note that 131 of the cases have occurred during the past two weeks. Although...

The Lone Star state is no stranger to outbreaks of the protozoal parasite, Cyclospora, in recent years, seeing 133 cases in 2014 and 270 in 2014. It looks like 2015 will continue the recent trend as Texas...

The rapidly increasing Cyclospora outbreak in Texas has eclipsed the 100 mark with health officials putting the case tally at 103 as of Thursday. The surge of cases of the protozoan parasitic infection...

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The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is investigating an outbreak of cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite. As of today, the department has 15 confirmed...

The cluster of mumps cases on the University of Texas at Austin has grown to seven since the initial case was reported some two weeks ago, according to the University Health Services. The total includes...