General Health

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

How to Prevent Shingles

How to Prevent Shingles

What is Shingles? Many Floridians in their lifetime experience some form of illness from the varicella-zoster virus be it in the form of chickenpox or shingles. Shingles, although not life threatening, can be extremely painful and debilitating. Shingles can cause a rash that can appear anywhere on your body and can cause severe pain, burning, numbness, and itching. Those who…

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HIV / AIDS – Then and Now

HIV / AIDS – Then and Now

In November of 1991, Los Angeles Lakers point guard, and basketball superstar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson sent shockwaves around the world when we announced that he had contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. He announced that he would be retiring from the NBA, at the height of his decorated career, no less. Because of the information available at that time,…

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Historical Figures Who Contributed to the Specialty of Infectious Diseases, or Infectiology

Historical Figures Who Contributed to the Specialty of Infectious Diseases, or Infectiology

For as long as there have been living beings on this Earth, there have been infectious diseases. Plague and sickness has shaped the path of the world since before recorded history, and through every age, there are those who rise above, saving countless lives in their search for better treatment. These men and women put themselves on the front lines…

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What is a Travel Clinic?

What is a Travel Clinic?

Taking a trip abroad? There is so much to think about. You must plan your itinerary, book hotels, arrange transportation, sightseeing and so much more. But don’t forget to think about illness and diseases you may be exposed to in your travels. This is something many of us do not think about but without proper precautions you might come home…

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