Author Archives: Dr. Jeffrey Starke, pediatric infectious disease specialist

About Dr. Jeffrey Starke, pediatric infectious disease specialist

I have been at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine for over 32 years.

My main academic interest is childhood tuberculosis and I consult for many local, national and international agencies. I am also active in community child advocacy in Houston and was one of the founders of Children at Risk.

Let’s end childhood tuberculosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released its current estimates for global childhood tuberculosis (TB) and the numbers are startling. WHO estimates that 1 million children develop TB and 136,000 … Full Entry »

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Committed To Ending Tuberculosis

For the past three decades, I have helped treat children infected with tuberculosis (TB) and have advocated for policy improvements nationally and internationally to prevent the disease. Soon, I will … Full Entry »

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What You Need to Know About Enterovirus D68

Over the past couple of days, you may have seen or read stories in the media that mention a “mystery respiratory virus” that is affecting the children across the United … Full Entry »

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Educate Yourself On The Dangers Of Tuberculosis

Communities in different parts of Texas are increasingly concerned about the dangers of tuberculosis (TB). Most recently, Dallas County health officials recommended tuberculosis testing for 80 students at an area … Full Entry »

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Necrotizing Fasciitis (“Flesh-Eating Bacteria Disease”)

Necrotizing fasciitis is a very rare but severe complication of a bacterial infection of the skin or soft tissues. The word “necrotize” means causing tissue to die, and the “fascia” … Full Entry »

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