Infectious diseases can come in many forms: the flu, hepatitis C, bacterial infections. At Stormont Vail Health, we work as a team to provide the highest quality of care to reduce the length and severity of our patients’ diseases and improve their quality of life.
Infectious diseases are ones due to the presence of pathogenic microbial agents in human host cells. Processes annotated in this category include the life cycles of SARS-CoV viruses, influenza virus and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), some metabolic processes mediated by intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the actions of clostridial, anthrax, and diphtheria toxins, and the entry of Listeria monocytogenes into human cells.
Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic organisms.