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Texas A&M-San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is the first upper-division institution of higher education located in the historically underserved South San Antonio. On May 27, 2009, Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 629 that created Texas A&M-San Antonio as a stand-alone university. The university, then known as Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2000. From fall 2008 to fall 2013, enrollment at Texas A&M University-San Antonio has grown 216%.

Today, Texas A&M-San Antonio provides affordable higher education opportunities to students from over 30 counties in the surrounding South Texas region, and has graduated over 5,000 students who are career-ready in a variety of in-demand fields such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology.

Currently serving nearly 4,500 students, the student body is 66% female and 67% Hispanic, and approximately 74% of students are the first in their family to attend college. Texas A&M-San Antonio prepares and empowers students to be innovative and contributing members of a global society.


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A book about Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is seen next to larvae in a laboratory conducting research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the Ministry of Public Health in Guatemala City. Josue Decavele/Reuters

Zika: Aedes aegypti mosquitoes love biting humans, and that’s why they spread viruses so well

Aedes aegypti is adapted to live in close proximity with humans, and this close association likely contributes to the severity of the Zika outbreak.


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