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Public Health

IDSA members are leaders in addressing many types of infectious diseases-related public health concerns such as measles, the opioid crisis, vaccine awareness; outbreaks such as Ebola and Zika; and the potential health consequences of natural disasters such as hurricanes. Find the latest information on these topics and how IDSA and its members are involved in protecting the public’s health.

Facts About ID

Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic organisms that penetrate the body’s natural barr...

Patient Stories

Many patients and their families have suffered the debilitating effects of antibiotic-resistant infe...

Climate Change

IDSA recognizes climate change and its impacts as a public health emergency in the United States and...

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotics, antivirals, and other antimicrobials have saved millions of lives worldwide, but these ...

Opioid Epidemic

On the frontlines of the opioid epidemic, ID and HIV clinicians report that 25 to 50 percent of thei...

Ebola

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. Infectious d...

Hurricane Resources

Natural disasters such as hurricanes with widespread flooding increase the risk of spread of infecti...

Hepatitis C

Millions of Americans are infected with HCV and have chronic liver disease as a result. New direct-a...

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that is only transmitted to humans wh...

Immunization

Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and yo...

Influenza

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that can be serious and even fatal. IDSA focuses on both s...

Measles

Measles can cause health complications that include pneumonia and encephalitis. The virus is highly ...

Zika

While people infected with Zika virus may have mild symptoms or none, infection can lead to severe i...

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