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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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Chikungunya: What Is It and What Are the Risks?

Posted on · A man near Austin was recently diagnosed with the state’s first case of a mosquito-borne illness called chikungunya. We learn more about the illness, as Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel talks with Scott Weaver, Director of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He’s been studying chikungunya for the […]

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West Nile Uptick Leads to Aerial Spraying

Posted on · Harris County Mosquito Control will take to the air to combat West Nile Virus. Portions of northwest Harris County will be sprayed after mosquito samples detected evidence of the disease. Pat Hernandez has more.