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 Ames, IA has a population of approximately 188,715 people. There is 1 infectious disease doctor near Ames, which gives it a ratio of 1 infectious disease doctor per 188,715 residents or a ratio of 1 infectious disease doctor per 72,912 households. There are 72,912 households in Ames.