By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Dallas County health officials reported the first two West Nile virus related fatalities of the year in Dallas residents. Both individuals were diagnosed with neuroinvasive...

By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe Austin Public Health (APH) announced it was investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a parasite, after at least 82 cases have been...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Entomologists with Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Research are reporting an increase in kissing bugs collected in multiple regions of of Texas this year. Kissing...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The United States his a grim milestone today topping 3 million COVID-19 cases, after reporting an additional 51,000 in the past day. The death toll now stands at...

The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 1,062 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the county total 25,840. No new deaths were reported leaving the death count at...

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In this clip from the NEWS TALK with Brandon & Bob on YouTube, we look at the recent EPA approval of Oxitec’s genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito for release in the Florida Keys. What...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Last fall, 10-year-old Lily Mae Avant from Bosque County, Texas contracted the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri while swimming in the Brazos River and later...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Texas animal health officials reported receiving four new reports of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in equine and cattle– Hudspeth County, Kerr County, ...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received two new confirmations of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits in the past week. The...

In addition to market volatility threats from the current pandemic, Texas cattle ranchers have been battling another threat: the southern cattle fever tick (Rhipicephalus microplus). This tick can carry...