Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites foreign to the human body cause infectious diseases. Infectious diseases vary in severity from mild to life threatening. Examples of infectious diseases are the
. Treatment will vary on the type of pathogen that is causing the disease.
Infectious disease physicians
have trained specifically to diagnose and treat patients with diseases including
, travel associated infections such as
, or infections post surgery. Physicians work with
to determine the cause of infection in patients.
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