Dr. Burton Janis MD Credentials
- Infectious Disease Anchorage, AK
specialties & expertise
Dr. Burton Janis has the following 3 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
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