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Health experts advise limiting contacts, washing hands amid respiratory infection surge

As of Jan. 11, COVID-19 shows a decreasing trend in cases and an increasing trend in deaths, seasonal influenza activity remains high but declines in most areas and RSV continues to affect younger children and older adults, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu season arrives earlier than expected for fall semester

With flu season underway, Dr. Sharon Stern, medical director at the Baylor Health Center, shared what students, faculty and staff should know about this semester's outbreak.

Baylor updates COVID-19 guidelines, continues to offer free testing and vaccination for students

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its new COVID-19 guidelines, Baylor has updated its recommendations for students, staff and faculty who may have tested positive or been exposed to the virus.

FDA authorizes second booster shot amid spread of new variant

The Food and Drug Administration has now authorized a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for adults over 50 years old and immunocompromised individuals at least four months after their last dose was administered.