Antimicrobial resistance refers to microbes' natural ability to evolve genetically to counter antibiotics, antivirals, and other antimicrobial drugs. IDSA is working on many fronts to counter the "bad bugs" and save lives.
IDSA's compiled guidance on clinical issues regarding the 2014 ebolavirus outbreak.
Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your community from infectious diseases. IDSA focuses on immunization of children, adolescents, and adults, including health care workers.
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.
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.
IDSA's compiled guidance on clinical issues regarding the 2015 Zika virus disease.