April 18, 2024

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Murray

Barbara E. Murray, MD, J. Ralph Meadows Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, died April 11, 2024. She was 76. A member of the Medical School’s ID faculty since 1980, she was a…

March 13, 2024

UTHealth Houston research: semaglutide reduces severity of fatty liver disease in people with HIV

Semaglutide is a safe, effective therapy for a common fatty liver disease in people with HIV, according to the results of a clinical trial presented by UTHealth Houston. The use of semaglutide 1mg weekly was safe and effective in improving metabolic…

February 15, 2024

UTHealth Houston report in NEJM: Deadly fungal infection acquired during surgery in Mexico led to death and brainstem, blood supply injuries

A life-threatening mold infection known as health care-associated Fusarium solani meningitis can be associated with a delayed, but devastating, injury to the brainstem and its blood supply among those infected, according to physicians from UTHealth Houston. A report, led by…

October 12, 2023

Flu season is here: Get vaccinated

If the long, hot summer wasn’t enough of a challenge – flu season is right around the corner. While getting vaccinated should remain a priority, there is now a compounding concern of COVID-19 returning with a recent rise in cases…

August 30, 2023

UTHealth Houston set to enroll patients for long COVID clinical trials

Two clinical trials that will evaluate drugs, biologics, medical devices, and other therapies for long COVID that are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will launch at UTHealth Houston. The trials are part of the NIH Researching COVID to…

July 24, 2023

Ft. Bend County health department investigating after localized outbreak of Legionellosis

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to KHOU-TV Channel 11 about the legionellosis outbreak in Fort Bend County and what residents should be aware of. The story also appeared online.

June 30, 2023

Increase in Cases of Streptococcus Infections

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, talked to Univision Houston Channel 45 about strep A cases.

June 30, 2023

Local Malaria Infection Reported in Texas

Luis Ostrosky, MD, spoke to Telemundo Houston Channel 47 about the first locally acquired case of malaria in the state. The interview appeared in the 4:30, 5, and 10 p.m. shows.

June 30, 2023

Norovirus on cruise ships: Here’s how to avoid the stomach bug

Luis Ostrosky, MD, was interviewed by Today.com about the increasing number of norovirus cases on cruise ships.

June 13, 2023

Interim Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Suspected Fungal Meningitis Associated with Epidural Anesthesia Administered in Matamoros, Mexico

Luis Ostrosky, MD, was a part of the CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity webinar to talk about recommendations for diagnosing and managing suspected fungal meningitis associated with epidural anesthesia administered in Matamoros, Mexico. His presentation starts at the 17:20…