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Infectious Disease and Travel Clinic at UPMC in Central Pa.

The infectious disease physicians at UPMC in Central Pa. specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, which are conditions caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.

Our team of experts delivers comprehensive, compassionate care when diagnosing and treating your infectious disease.

We treat conditions such as:

  • Non-healing wounds
  • Skin/tissue/bone infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Hepatitis A, B and C
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV/AIDS

Transmission And Treatment Information

Infectious diseases are transmitted by:

  • An infection following a hospital stay
  • Prolonged fever (lasts more than a week with no known cause)
  • Recurrent chills or weight loss
  • Contaminated food or water
  • Exposure to organisms in the environment
  • Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses
  • Hepatitis or HIV
  • Sexually-transmitted disease
  • Other people
  • Insect or animal bites

What To Expect

The infectious disease specialists at UPMC will review your medical history as well as any diagnostic tests or X-rays you have had. Depending on your symptoms, you may also be given a physical examination to diagnose your condition. Our specialists will develop a customized treatment plan to return you to health and prevent recurrent infections.

Traveling Abroad

If you are planning to travel to a country where there is an increased risk of contracting an infectious disease, our staff at the Travel Clinic can teach you how to avoid exposure before you take your trip and reduce your risk of becoming ill while you're away from home. Our experienced and specially trained medical team provides up-to-date information allowing you to make healthy choices while abroad. A typical visit includes:

  • Customized plan for reducing any destination-specific health risks
  • Counseling on malaria prevention if needed
  • Explanations of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended vaccinations
  • Administration of any required injections in the office

We see travelers of any age, including children. Our staff will assess any existing medical conditions, including patients whose immune systems are weak. In addition, we provide internationally accepted certificates of vaccination; this proof of vaccination is required at some international borders. Our clinic is one of the few travel centers in the area certified to offer yellow fever vaccine, which is required in many countries. We also offer the following immunizations:

  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus

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