Treatments & Procedures

Fighting infectious diseases today is much easier than in the past. With proper hygiene and precautions, in addition to numerous vaccines and rapidly advancing medical technology, you can often avoid getting sick from certain infectious diseases. Prevention is the key. Part of preventing the spread of an infectious disease includes proper hand washing techniques, taking some precautions (depending on the disease), following the nationally recommended immunization schedule for children and adults and taking medications correctly.

Even when prevention efforts are made, sometimes a disease is unavoidable. Some reasons include evolution of drug-resistant strains of a disease, changes in your environment, increased travel or a weakened immune system. In these cases, medications are generally the first line of treatment. Depending on the type of disease, you may be prescribed antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal or anti-parasitic medication.

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