Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic organisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and animal parasites that penetrate the body's natural barriers and multiply to create symptoms.
Infectious diseases consultations are available for:
- Bacterial infections
- Viral infections
- Fungal infections
- HIV and infections in immunocompromised host
- Vector-borne infections (mosquitoes, ticks, etc.)
- Fever of unknown origin
- Travel and international medicine
Pediatric infectious diseases -– Services are provided by W. Charles Huskins, M.D., a skilled specialist from Mayo Clinic.