Infectious diseases professionals are clinicians, scientists and public health experts who research, diagnose and treat diseases that are caused by exposure to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. We are known for our medical detective work, which helps us address current threats and prepare for the future.
ID professionals are needed now more than ever to tackle the many medical mysteries of our rapidly changing world.
Many common drugs are losing their effectiveness, a circumstance commonly known as antimicrobial resistance.
When new infectious diseases like COVID-19 emerge, infectious diseases professionals call on their expertise in scientific observation, research and emerging best practices to prevent infection and encourage safe and effective treatment.
Infectious diseases present some of the toughest challenges in health care. ID experts are medical detectives who help physicians, patients and our health care system to solve these problems.