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Overview of Infectious Diseases

​​​​​​​​​​​Infectious diseases may be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. These diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Baylor Scott & White Health has physicians on the medical staff certified in both infectious diseases and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Infectious disease physicians are also trained in outpatient antibiotic infusion and travel medicine.

Prevention is the key to stopping the spread of many infectious diseases and sometimes can make the difference between life and death. Hand-washing is an important mean of preventing the spread of infection.

Infectious Diseases Treated

Some common infectious diseases include:

Infectious Disease Treatment

Depending on the cause of your infection, Baylor Scott & White offers treatment options including:

  • Pain relief
  • Vaccination
  • Medication

Specialized Centers for Infectious Disease

Baylor Scott & White offers an HIV Clinic ​in Central Texas. The clinic serves as your contact for many lifestyle transitions such as obtaining medication, managing your medication, counseling and coping with your chronic disease.

For an appointment, call 254.724.2264.

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