Houston Matters

UTMB Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Ebola Drugs

Posted on · The World Health Organization says there have been more than 1,700 cases of Ebola and more than 900 deaths since the start of the outbreak in Africa earlier this year. Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria are batting the virus. The World Health Organization is meeting in the coming week to discuss the possible use of experimental drugs in […]

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Houston: We Have Dengue Fever. Why Are New Diseases Showing Up in H-Town?

Posted on · Houston’s diversity and sheer size mean more people are coming in and out of the city from many different places. That means the city is seeing cases of diseases not typically seen here in the past — even tropical diseases once thought to be exclusive to urban areas of the poorest countries in Africa, Asia and […]