Infectious Disease

Infectious disease is transmitted from person-to-person, from an animal, or from environmental germs. Infectious disease can range from curable to a lifelong concern or ailment. Some infectious diseases include spider bites, HIV, and Lyme disease. It is important to remember that many infectious diseases are contagious in one way or another, so seeking treatment is vital to not further spreading the disease.

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by our physicians
Cold and flu season is fast-approaching and that means that germs could be coming home with you soon. Once you’re feeling better, go beyond wiping down counters to keep germs from spreading with these tips for a deep clean.

By Nozaina Aftab, MD
Traveling can be stressful, even when you’re healthy, which is why it is important to take precautions to reduce your risk of illness and pack items to treat a variety of symptoms that may develop while you’re away from home. Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine physician, Noziana Aftab, MD, shares the steps you can take to prepare for an upcoming trip and helpful items to pack in case an illness strikes, especially if you are away from home or traveling outside of the country.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

By Don N Seidman, MD
Several non-confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like illness, have been reported in Illinois and across the country in 2018. Pediatrician, Dr. Don Seidman, explains what families should know about AFM.

By Charles Schwartz, MD
There are many misconceptions about the flu shot that make the rounds each year. Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Charles Schwartz, sets the record straight.
Topics and Subtopics: Cold & Flu, General Health & Infectious Disease

International travel, especially to rural areas and developing countries, may put your health at risk. Vaccines are often recommended in order to prevent travelers from harmful and potentially life-threatening illnesses. It is important to discuss any travel plans, especially trips outside of the country with a physician.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

By Nozaina Aftab, MD
Mumps is a contagious infection caused by the Mumps virus. Below, please find commonly asked questions about Mumps, including symptoms, and the MMR vaccine.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infectious Disease

By Dr. Mia Taormina
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

By Susan Mitchell, MD
Find out what you need to know about the Zika virus.
Topics and Subtopics: Infectious Disease & Pregnancy

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness. Read about how you can protect yourself and your family from ticks.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

We have debunked the most common myths when it comes to tick bites. Learn the best ways to deal with ticks.

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