By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Matagorda and Mason counties, according to the Texas Animal Health Commission....

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The city of Houston health Department is reporting a congenital syphilis surge. Preliminary data indicate that fetal deaths in Harris County (including Houston) increased...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 We’re a little late on this story out of Texas, in which a cougar at a facility that exhibits wild animals tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. On February 10, The...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 City of Houston health officials reported this week that the more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus, the UK variant B.1.1.7, was detected widespread in Houston’s...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The City of Wichita Falls, Texas reports a lab test has confirmed that a Triatomine insect, commonly known as the “kissing bug”, collected in Wichita County has tested...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department are reporting four new cases of West Nile virus and three new cases of Dengue Fever – two mosquito-borne...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the news of the death of 6-year-old Texas boy, Josiah McIntyre, from infection with the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, city of Lake Jackson officials...

Country Fresh is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of watermelon chunks from select stores as a precautionary measure due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes detected...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Authorities with the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, in the Greater Houston metropolitan area issued a disaster declaration Saturday after the parasite, Naegleria fowleri...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Dallas County health officials reported three additional human West Nile virus (WNV) cases Friday, all in residents of the city of Dallas, bringing the county total...