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On Fronteras:

  • The Strong Heart Study has tracked the heart health of Native American populations since 1988. (0:00)

  • Family and friends remember Dr. Alfonso Chiscano, MD, a Canary Islands native who championed San Antonio’s culture (11:50).

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The Department of Defense is funding research in San Antonio to see if a new vaccine can prevent birth defects in babies of women exposed to the Zika virus during pregnancy. 


Typhus Infections Surging Throughout Texas

Jul 24, 2018
Luciano Richino / http://bit.ly/2CLhOXP

Galveston County has seen a surge in typhus infections in 2018. There have been 18 cases of murine typhus reported in the county this year and only 16 cases reported in all of 2017.

But typhus is a growing statewide problem.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio are using a type of primate to help prevent birth defects caused by the Zika virus.