NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Galveston County Health District regrets to inform residents of a death due to Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus.). Vibrio is a bacterium that naturally lives in coastal waters,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Federal health officials are reporting that some 219 passengers and crew suffered with symptoms of  vomiting and diarrhea during a recent Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess voyage...

After reporting nine confirmed measles cases in all of 2018, state health officials have reported eight in just the first six weeks of 2019. Through Feb. 14, four cases have been reported in Harris County,...

One case of measles has been confirmed in Galveston County, according to health officials. The patient is a boy, ages 1-2 years old. “We have one positive case in Galveston County, and we are aware...

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a very rare condition that affects a person’s spinal cord marked by the sudden onset of weakness in the arms or legs. Less than one in a million people in the United States...

Cases of human infection with Powassan virus (POWV), which can cause fatal neuroinvasive disease and long-term neurological effects, appear to be increasing in the United States. POWV is transmitted by...

The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) has confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) of 2016 in Galveston County. Although these are the first human cases of WNV this year in Galveston...

Following reports of one and possibly two serious Vibrio vulnificus infections in Texas men who contracted the bacterium while visiting  the Texas Gulf Coast HERE and HERE, officials with the Galveston...

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The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) encourages parents and educators to teach children the importance of good hand hygiene following an increase of the gastrointestinal illness shigellosis at area...

In a follow-up to a report yesterday, the man who was admitted and isolated at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX, tested negative for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV),...