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Infectious Disease

Infectious Diseases

We diagnose and treat a wide variety of infections and diseases, from AIDS, HIV to meningitis, influenza and Lyme disease.

At UVA, you'll get treatment backed up by the latest research. Currently, we are developing new or improved ways to address infections from amebiasis, anthrax, tularemia, C. difficile, pneumonia and other emerging infectious diseases.

We also offer immunizations and other medical services for foreign travelers.

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Infectious Diseases

From HIV to pneumonia, we offer expert care for infectious diseases of all kinds.
Infectious Disease

Infectious Diseases

We diagnose and treat a wide variety of infections and diseases, from AIDS, HIV to meningitis, influenza and Lyme disease.

At UVA, you'll get treatment backed up by the latest research. Currently, we are developing new or improved ways to address infections from amebiasis, anthrax, tularemia, C. difficile, pneumonia and other emerging infectious diseases.

We also offer immunizations and other medical services for foreign travelers.

How to Handle Common Diseases

  • Diseases From Tick Bites

    Do you have flu symptoms? Fever and rash? Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever can have symptoms similar to flu, and they can have damaging effects if not treated.

    Find out more about tick-borne diseases.

  • Welcome to Flu Season

    Flu season is here. It's not too late to get vaccinated; but if you do get it, here's some helpful suggestions from one of our experts on how to treat flu symptoms.

Worldwide Healthcare & Research
Global Health

Global Health: UVA Around the World

The reach of our research goes beyond Charlottesville.  Through telemedicine technology, partnerships with other organizations and research studies abroad, our doctors and researchers cover the globe in an effort to be at the forefront of disease control and treatment. Find out where we are and what we're doing on this map of our global healthcare efforts

Discoveries in Disease

  • Werewolf Amoeba

    In 2014, UVA researchers discovered that a parasitic amoeba causes deadly diarrhea by chewing cells to death. Find out how our team hopes to use this research to help treat children in the developing world.

     


  • Breastfeeding & Polio Vaccination

    Researchers found several factors relating to malnutrition weaken the effectiveness of the polio vaccine in children. Read about this work on improving polio prevention efforts in Bangladesh.

  • Blocking Ebola

    Our work on the Ebola virus has been ongoing, from a 2013 study repurposing already-available, FDA-approved drugs to treat Ebola to a recent mapping of one of Ebola's proteins, a key discovery in the effort to develop an Ebola vaccine.

Common Infections
Avoid the Flu

Avoiding the Flu

About 36,000 people die from the flu each year, and that's why everyone should get the flu vaccine every year.

Did you know you can get the vaccine through your nose? That some people are at a higher risk for getting the flu? That side effects are very rare? Find out all you need to know to avoid getting the flu.

Keep Your Kids Safe from Flu, Too

  • Children give and receive germs relentlessly. Protecting your child with a vaccine, as well as by teaching good hygiene habits, can protect them, not only from an illness, but from even worse complications.

    Get the flu facts: Read this Q&A with pediatric infectious disease specialist Ina Stephens, MD.

Infectious Disease For Children

Our pediatric experts provide friendly care for your child's infectious disease needs.

At UVA Children's Hospital, we treat primary infections, recurrent or prolonged infections and infections in children who have traveled abroad.

Learn more
 about pediatric infectious diseases.

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