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Infectious Diseases 

Infectious diseases may be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.

Examples Include:

HIV - The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of IDSA represents the diversity of medical subspecialists practicing HIV medicine. HIVMA promotes quality in HIV care and advocates for a comprehensive and humane response to the AIDS pandemic informed by science and social justice.

Influenza - Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that can be serious and even fatal. It can be prevented with immunization and treated with antivirals. IDSA focuses on both seasonal and pandemic flu.

Malaria - A blood parasite transmitted to people by the bite of certain mosquitoes. The disease is a risk mainly in tropical and subtropical climates.

Lyme Disease - Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Most cases can be successfully treated with a few weeks of antibiotics. Lyme disease can be prevented by avoiding ticks.