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BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new COVID-19 subvariant called XBB1.5 is on the rise across the U.S.  

Early reports indicate that it is much more contagious than previous variants, and may be better at avoiding the immune system’s defenses. To learn more, we went to Chief Infection Control Officer Roy Chemaly, M.D.  

1. How is the XBB1.5 subvariant different from previous strains of COVID-19? 

XBB1.5 contains more mutations...

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BY Mindy Loya

While many people may not know her name, those who have received or provided care at MD Anderson in recent years are likely familiar with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You might know that flu season got off to an earlier start than usual this year or that the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is making a...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Last updated on Oct. 13, 2022

You’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19, but is it time for your next booster? Which type of booster should you get, and is there an age limit? What if you’ve recently been infected with the SARS CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19? And let’s not forget it’s flu vaccination season. Can you get the COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at the same time?

Use these answers from Chief Infection Control Officer...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

The start of a new flu season often brings questions, such as: “When should I get my shot?” And, “Is it OK to get my flu shot and another...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated on Oct. 13, 2022

You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization...

BY Amy Spallone, M.D.

Last updated on Dec. 1, 2022

Was mpox (formerly called monkeypox) created in a lab? Can you get it from going in a swimming pool...

BY Jacqueline Mason

If you or someone you know has had COVID-19 recently, you may have heard of PAXLOVID. Maybe you’ve even heard about a so-called COVID-19 rebound...

BY Ronda Wendler

The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are behind an increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. We spoke with MD Anderson’s Chief...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated May 31, 2022

Figuring out how to travel safely has never been more confusing — especially for cancer patients and their...