Staying free from infection
At Verde Valley Medical Clinic – Infectious Diseases, we diagnose and treat complex infections in our office. Typically, these infections can be accompanied by a high fever or may not respond to normal treatment.
These infections are often transmitted from person to person, through insect or animal bites, through contaminated food or water, or by being exposed to harmful organisms in the environment.
If you think you might have an infection, it's important to receive expert care early on to avoid complications. Our specialists use a variety of tests to help diagnose your illness, including:
- Blood tests.
- Urine tests.
- Throat swabs.
- Stool samples.
After testing and a physical examination, we can determine if bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites are causing your symptoms and recommend an effective course of treatment.
Did you know?
- Bacteria can live on many skin surfaces without causing any harm.
- Flu season is at its peak from October through May.
- An estimated 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.