A person can get an infectious disease through germs or microorganisms such as parasites, viruses, bacteria, or fungi. While we carry microorganisms with us both inside and outside our bodies, most of them are harmless and are even necessary. Under certain circumstances, however, they can be dangerous and even deadly.
In infectious disease CME courses, you’ll learn that infectious diseases can be spread between individuals, or they can be transmitted via animals or insects. Someone can also catch an infectious disease by ingesting food or water that’s been contaminated. The symptoms a person might experience vary wildly, from mild fever and fatigue to more severe reactions that can result in hospitalizations. Treatment depends on the organism that’s responsible, but there are many infectious diseases that can be prevented with vaccines—measles and chickenpox, for instance.
Our infectious disease CE courses can provide you with the tools you need to keep up to date with the latest developments in the study of infectious diseases.