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There are now six confirmed cases of COVID-19 among those quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

There is a plane headed for Texas from China. Onboard are Americans who are evacuating the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the novel coronavirus that is circing the globe. They are at risk of infection, and will be quarantined on Lackland Air Force Base for two weeks. If, after two weeks, they show no symptoms of the virus, they will be allowed to leave.

A San Antonio researcher says a study he worked on may change the way one type of tuberculosis is treated, and that may lead to a decrease in drug resistance.

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A San Antonio researcher wants to know if two medicines many people already take could improve people's quality of life as they age. 


San Antonio Metro Health has confirmed someone at John Jay High School has tested positive for tuberculosis. The school sent a warning letter home with students on Wednesday letting them know about the illness and reassuring them that the infected person was no longer on campus. The individual is being treated and is in stable condition.

Al Rendon

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).


Kathy West Studios

San Antonio researchers will experiment with older baboons to see if new drugs can help ease the challenges that come with getting older. Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute hope the medicines will reverse cognitive decline and memory problems in older people.


Josh Parks

A Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientist is helping develop a test for the Zika virus that has been called “a lab on a chip.”


Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Updated Jan. 18.

While public health experts are working furiously to quell the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, researchers in San Antonio have made a discovery that might be a key to improving treatment.


Texas Biomed

It's a tale of two diseases. Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute are trying to figure out if being infected with malaria can help a person infected with Ebola fight off the disease.


Cristina Fernández Fimia / http://bit.ly/2LRM5c5

A San Antonio researcher who declared war on HIV decades ago finds a potential new defense against the virus.


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