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.
The area of Madison, AL has a population of approximately 254,924 people. There are 2 infectious disease doctors near Madison, which gives it a ratio of 1 infectious disease doctor per 127,462 residents or a ratio of 1 infectious disease doctor per 48,594 households. There are 97,188 households in Madison.