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Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There are so many infectious diseases and many are limited to certain areas of the world.
An id doc may not be familiar with some diseases that occur only on another continent. Other infectious diseases may be so rare that not every id doc is aware of them. But, we know alot about alot of infectious diseases and if we don't know about one we know where to read up about it.

In brief: No

There are so many infectious diseases and many are limited to certain areas of the world.
An id doc may not be familiar with some diseases that occur only on another continent. Other infectious diseases may be so rare that not every id doc is aware of them. But, we know alot about alot of infectious diseases and if we don't know about one we know where to read up about it.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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