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Infectious Disease Care at Washington Township Medical Foundation

There are many different types of infectious diseases. Infectious diseases can be spread by direct contact—such as “person to person” contact, animal to person contact, or from a mother to her unborn child—as well as indirect contact, including contact with contaminated surfaces. Insect bites and contaminated food or water can also cause certain types of infectious diseases. At Washington Township Medical Foundation, our caring and highly skilled medical team provides care for patients with infectious diseases.

Learn more about various types of infectious diseases below:

  • AIDS / HIV – HIV can cause AIDS, a disease that impairs the body’s ability to battle infections.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STDs are transmitted through sexual contact, and include chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, HIV / AIDS, syphilis, and human papillomavirus.
  • C-Diff – A bacteria called Clostridium difficile can cause inflammation of the colon.
  • Hepatitis B – Hepatitis B is an infection caused by a virus that can seriously damage the liver.
  • Hepatitis C – Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that damages the liver and can cause inflammation.
  • Influenza – Influenza is a very contagious viral infection that impacts the respiratory passages and can be deadly.
  • Measles – Though preventable by a vaccine, measles can be very dangerous for young children.
  • Mumps – Mumps is a viral infection that causes swollen salivary glands. It is preventable through a vaccine.
  • Noro Virus – Noro virus is the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis.
  • Pneumonia – Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs.
  • Rubella – Rubella can be prevented by a vaccine. Pregnant women who contract rubella can have children born with serious birth defects.
  • Tuberculosis – Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease, and may be the second leading cause of death in the world.
  • Viral Hepatitis – Acute viral hepatitis is a viral infection that is short in duration. Chronic viral hepatitis can cause a life-long infection.
  • Whooping Cough / Pertussis – Pertussis is a contagious infection of the respiratory tract that results in a distinctive “whooping” cough.
  • Wound Infections – Common organisms that cause wound infections are Staphylococcus aureus / MRSA, enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Zika Virus – The Zika virus causes a disease and is contracted through mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, a red rash, red eyes, and joint pain.
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