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General articles related to infectious disease topics that are relevant for patients and prospective patients of Infectious Disease Associates of Tampa Bay (IDATB) .

IDATB Doctors Selected for Tampa Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors List

IDATB Doctors Selected for Tampa Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors List

Infectious Disease Associates of Tampa Bay (IDATB) is proud to announce that four of our physicians have been selected and recognized in Tampa Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors List this August! In May 2022, notable Tampa Magazines sent surveys to 11,260 physicians practicing in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties asking them to nominate the peers they believe stand out from the…

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Infection Prevention & Control Program (IPC) – What You Need to Know

Infection Prevention & Control Program (IPC) – What You Need to Know

In a healthcare setting, the only thing that should be spreading around is education. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a scientifically proven program that effectively prevents the transmission of any potential infection to and from patients and health care workers. Through these proven IPC programs, healthcare settings can provide both patients and team members with reassurance in their safety…

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Meningococcal Disease in Florida

Meningococcal Disease in Florida

Meningococcal Disease is a rare disease that can even lead to death in a healthy child or adult in only a few hours. This rapidly progressive bacterial infection is caused by Neisseria meningitidis which can cause serious blood infections and infections of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Although contracting the disease is rare, statistics show that one out of…

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What You Should Know About Clostridioides Difficile

What You Should Know About Clostridioides Difficile

What is Clostridioides difficile? Clostridioides difficile, more commonly known as C. diff, is a bacterium-causing infection that affects the large intestine. As a result of this infection, C. diff can cause severe diarrhea and even colitis (inflammation of the colon). If not treated quickly and properly, patients can run the risk of severe infection and hospitalization. Generally, C. diff more…

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How to Choose an Infusion Center?

How to Choose an Infusion Center?

Are you tired of navigating through hospitals and waiting rooms for your infusion therapy? Are you looking for an infusion center but don’t know where to start? We completely understand. Whether you are new to infusion therapy or are a regular, finding a patient-friendly infusion center can be an overwhelming challenge. Every patient is different and should be treated with…

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Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay

Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay

What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a highly contagious short-term liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus (CDC). While the infection attacks the liver, the virus does not cause any long-term liver damage. High-risk patients who are older or have underlying health problems are at risk for liver failure or death due Hepatitis A. By understanding how to…

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