Diseases Specific Information
COVID-19 stands for coronavirus disease 2019, a newly identified cause of human illness first identified near the end of 2019. Get up to date information on the illness, including symptoms to watch for, how to protect yourself, updated statistics, and much more. Click on the following to link to specific pages for COVID-19 from the CDC, Delaware Department of Public Health, and Maryland Department of Public Health.
Click on the following to get updates from local healthcare facilities: ChristianaCare, ChristianaCare/Union Hospital, and Saint Francis Healthcare.
MRSA stands for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria can cause a spectrum of illness, from simple localized skin infections or abscesses, to deep infections involving bones or heart valves. It can also be found as a colonizer on skin.Obtain additional information through the following links: MRSA CDC, and MRSA SHEA.
This emerging virus has rapidly expanded its territory and impact on humans in recent years. Its importance includes its impact on pregnancy and the fetus. Get up to date information by clicking on the following: ZIKA CDC.
The CDC has a wealth of information for those traveling abroad, including how to prepare, what vaccinations you may need, etc. Here you can find more information: CDC's Travel Advice
The care of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) has been transformed. This infection has gone from a once untreatable condition, to a condition which can be well controlled with current medications. Learn more about HIV through the following: HIV CDC.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium Difficile
For those who have difficulty with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and have relapses despite the use oral antibiotic treatment, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), can be option for treatment. Learn more through the American Gastroenterological Association: FMT.
VRE stands for Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus. This bacteria can cause of spectrum of illness, from simple urinary tract infections, to deep infections involving bones or heart valves. It can also be found as a colonizer in the body, without causing any actual infection. Learn more through the following websites: VRE CDC, and VRE SHEA.