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Infectious Diseases

Excitement! Why?

  • AIDS and HIV
  • Hepatitis C: its cause and cure
  • Helicobacter pylori and its role in ulcers
  • Borrelia burgdorferi as the cause of Lyme disease
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 and bloody diarrhea
  • SARS
  • Arrival in the US of West Nile Virus, Ebola, and Zika
  • 2009 pandemic influenza
  • COVID-19

Every item on this list is a development in infectious diseases that has transpired since the founding of Creighton’s infectious diseases division just over 40 years ago—and a reason why infectious diseases is arguably the most dynamic, exciting field in medicine.