Areas of Research

Infectious Disease

Infectious diseases are caused by organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Many of these organisms are harmless, but sometimes, they can cause disease. There are many kinds of infectious diseases, from the common cold to AIDS.

Bacterial Infections

Bacterial Infection is an infection caused by bacteria. Diseases caused by bacterial infections include diphtheria, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever etc.

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Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB affects the lungs mostly but can also affect other parts of the body.

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Fungal Infections

Fungal Infection is an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus. Variety of fungal infections are their, most begin on the skin or in the lungs.

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Infection Control

Infection control is preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection. It addresses factors related to the spread of infections within the healthcare setting.

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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system.

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C. Difficile

C difficile infection is a symptomatic infection due to the spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium difficile.  FAVHR is working with the VA to conduct multiple clinical trials evaluating various treatments for Veterans who suffer from C. Difficile infections.  For more information regarding

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