Infectious diseases can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. That’s why it’s crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The diagnosis of infectious diseases often requires patients to undergo lab tests and imaging scans. Fortunately, Prima CARE has two diagnostic centers that provide the full array of clinical tests.
Learn more about the cause and symptoms of infectious diseases as well as when to see a doctor below.
Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by pathogenic microorganisms that spread directly or indirectly from one person to another, or from animal to person.
Each infectious disease has its own symptoms. However, there are some general signs that point to the possibility of an infectious disease, such as:
Infectious diseases come from four sources:
Technically, everyone is susceptible to an infectious disease. However, those with compromised immune systems are more likely to get sick. This can occur when:
You should seek medical attention if you experience any of the following: