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.
Fighting Disease with Vaccines
You may worry about the side-effects of vaccines. You may think that certain diseases don't exist anymore. Expert Leigh B. Grossman, MD, says that polio, mumps, diphtheria and many other dangerous germs remain common.
Find out why she thinks it's worthwhile to vaccinate children against these infections.
Planning International Travel?
You might be exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases such as yellow fever or typhoid. Listen to Tania Thomas, MD, discuss travelers' vaccines and how to avoid getting sick while traveling.
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
UVA researchers discovered some surprising sources of diarrhea, the second leading cause of childhood death worldwide. The findings may provide a life-saving roadmap for defeating diarrhea.
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, develop an Ebola vaccine.
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.
Do you know the difference between flu symptoms and other common illnesses in kids? Or why getting vaccinated protects your children? When is the best time to get a flu shot? Find out all you need to know to protect kids from the flu.
How is pneumonia different from the flu? Do you treat them both the same? Can you get a vaccine; should you?
Find out who's most at risk and what you can do about it in this overview of pneumonia basics.