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Infectious Diseases

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As an internal medicine practice on the cutting edge of the latest medical conditions and ways to treat them, Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital can treat a variety of infection diseases. Infectious diseases are disorders caused by other organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.

There are always certain bacteria or microorganisms in and on our bodies—usually harmless or even helpful in maintaining health. However, if certain levels get off kilter, a harmful infectious disease could be acquired.

The doctors explain that while some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person, others are transmitted via bites from insects or animals. Others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or other exposures in the environment.

Like most conditions and diseases, signs and symptoms of infectious diseases vary, but often include fever and chills. Mild complaints may respond to home remedies, while some life-threatening infections may require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics. Don’t wait too long to seek treatment if fever and chills are persistent.

Today, many infectious diseases, such as measles and chickenpox, can be prevented by vaccines. Frequent and thorough hand-washing also helps protect you from infectious diseases. However, there is always something new on the infectious disease radar.

If you are concerned about infectious diseases and want to seek diagnosis, treatment and prevention, contact Medicine Specialists at Florida Hospital, 407.303.7270.