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what exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 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 25 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 43-year-old member asked:

Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. 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/.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you become an infectious disease specialists?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Not just an MD...: From the id society of america: your id physician has 9-10 years of specialized ed and training. •4 yrs of medical school •3 yrs training as a doctor of internal medicine •2-3 yrs specialized training in infectious diseases most id specialists who treat patients also are board certified by the american board of internal medicine., passing two tough exams in i.M. And i.D.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What do infectious disease specialists do exactly ?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 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/.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of infectious disease and how can I address them?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
It depends.: It depends on the infectious disease you have. If hiv, you can have no symptoms to feeling weak with pneumonia, fever, and many other symptoms of opportumistic infections, including several GI symptoms. If you have tb, you have mainly respiratory symptoms. The best way to treat them is to treat the underlying illness, like strep throat. The symptoms usually go away and the illness is cured.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Which groups have made huge strides in eradicating infectious disease?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
The CDC, WHO.: The cdc, and the who are the centers for disease control and the world health organization respectively. These two organizations have done great work in eradicating diseases through vaccination and coordination of resources on a national and global effort. Diseases like small-pox are a thing of the past and others like polio and diptheria are easily handled. Those like cholera are kept at bay.

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