According to The Houston Chronicle, Texas reported its first likely locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus yesterday (November 28th), with someone infected from a mosquito bite within the state. Florida had previously been the only U.S. state with locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne disease. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas […]

After you get a cold, you want to do anything you can to avoid getting another one, right. On the Today Show, Experts recently weighed in on whether you should throw away your toothbrush after you get a cold, and the general takeaway is that there’s no need to do so. Charles Gerba, a professor […]

The virus travels through Aedes mosquitos, which are common in all nations in the Western Hemisphere with the exception of Canada and Chile.

The World Health Organization says that Zika, a potentially deadly virus that causes small heads and developmental delays in infants, is expected to spread to all but two countries in North, Central and South America.


Doctor Richard Sacra has returned to the U.S. for treatment after being infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia. So far he is the third U.S. aid worker to contract the virus. The rush to contain this deadly virus goes on. Click here to Read More.

Over 600 people in West Africa have died of the Ebola Virus. What is the chance of this outbreak spreading to where you live? Click here to READ MORE.


Sierra Leone’s Dr. Sheik H. Khan who is in charge of fighting the outbreak of Ebola in the West African Country has now contracted the deadly virus. Click here to READ MORE.

via: Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that is pathogenic –- meaning that it is infectious to humans, causing the illness listeriosis. It is most dangerous to […]

A Sugar Land resident is the third confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in Fort Bend County. The patient, who is a man between…

Dr. Rudy Bueno, director of Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) Mosquito Control says spraying has been conducted in Harris County for ten…

Two more Houston residents diagnosed with West Nile virus have died. According to the city of Houston’s Health and Human Services Department, a northeast Houston…

via: The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. As of Monday, WHO said, the deaths are among 13 probable and two confirmed Ebola cases reported in Orientale province in eastern Congo. See More