Infectious diseases physicians deal with the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases in outpatient and inpatient settings. Most frequently encountered illnesses are HIV/AIDS and pneumonia. Emerging areas of concern are the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and response to bioterrorism.
Traditionally, this specialty has been hospital- or university-based and it is only recently that specialists in infectious disease have engaged in private practice.
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Otha Myles, M.D. is the Deputy Chief of Epidemiology and Threat Assessment at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research?s United States Military HIV Research Program in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Myles graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He went on to complete his......MORE >
Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. ... MORE >