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.
Infectious Diseases Experts: America’s Link Back to Everyday Life, a joint collaborative effort between IDSA and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, chronicles infectious diseases professionals’ experiences mobilizing quickly and working doggedly to mitigate the virus’s spread, save lives, provide essential public information and strengthen the public health infrastructure.
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.