Tag: CDC

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Mad Cow Disease Case Confirmed in Alabama

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed an Alabama mad cow case. Officials discovered bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an 11-year-old cow not connected with the human food chain.

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Texas University Researchers Lead Zika Border Project

Two University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) professors will lead Zika research along the Texas-Mexico border as part of a multi-institutional consortium to establish a Western Gulf Center for Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases. They hope to create an early warning system to curtail the spread of the virus.

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CDC Awards Texas $10M to Fight Zika

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded nearly $10 million to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston to study emerging and exotic pathogens such as Zika. This announcement came as Texas reported its sixth locally-transmitted case of the virus.

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Mumps Infections Growing in North Texas

Neighboring Texas communities are in the throes of a brewing mumps outbreak where the virus tally jumped from a reported 10 cases to 28 in less than a week. The majority of the diagnosed are school-age children.

Polio-Like Illness Affecting Children Reappears in Texas

Cases of a polio-like mystery illness are cropping up again across the country and the majority of those stricken are children. While considered rare, it is a virus that can lead to paralysis and death. Over a dozen cases sprung up in Texas recently.

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Tuberculosis Surfaces at Texas High School

Health officials confirmed a case of tuberculosis (TB) at a San Antonio high school, although they are not saying if “patient zero” is a student, staff, or faculty member or if this is an isolated incident of the highly contagious bacterial lung infection.

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CDC: Nearly 13,000 Fully Developed Babies Aborted Each Year

contrary to the false claims made by Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during Wednesday evening’s debate – few, if any, of those abortions occurred because of the “life and health of the mother” or “something terrible” being discovered about the pregnancy.