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Topics of Interest

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IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

The Topics of Interest pages provide a brief overview of some priority areas. Additional information can be found under Guidelines/Patient Care, Policy & Advocacy, and in IDSA's journals.

Painting by IDSA member Bennett Lorber. Used with permission.

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Antimicrobial Resistance

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.

Ebola

IDSA's compiled guidance on clinical issues regarding the 2014 ebolavirus outbreak.

Hepatitis C

Immunization

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

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

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.

Zika

IDSA's compiled guidance on clinical issues regarding the 2015 Zika virus disease.

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