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What exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Many: There are a lot of bad ones. Necrotizing fasciitis or flesh eating bug infection, Meningococcal meningitis, pneumococcal sepsis in a post-splenectomy patient and septic shock with multisystem failure are among the worst.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There are many: Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do infectious disease specialists do exactly ?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Studies infections..: This little space does not justice to the most interesting specialty in medicine today. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist?http://www.idsociety.org/id_specialist/.

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