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, diptheria and many other dangerous germs remain common.
Find out why she thinks it's worthwhile to vaccinate children against these infections.
Find out more about tick-borne diseases.
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
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.
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.
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.