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An Infectious disease doctor is a physician that treats acute and chronic infections caused by bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses, including COVID-19.
Infectious diseases or ID, also known as infectiology, is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of infections. An infectious diseases specialist's practice consists of managing nosocomial (healthcare-acquired) infections or community-acquired infections and is historically associated with hygiene, epidemiology, clinical microbiology, travel medicine and tropical medicine.
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