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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They're normally harmless or even helpful, but some organisms under certain conditions may cause disease.

In The News

Our response to COVID-19, visitor restrictions in Northwest Wisconsin

We’re monitoring this ever changing situation, and are prepared and ready to serve your needs.

March 13, 2020

From The Blog

As we reopen, let’s keep each other safe and healthy

As the economy starts to reopen and things feel normal again, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Continue to do your part to keep your friends, family, co-workers and community members safe and healthy by washing your hands, wearing a mask and maintaining a safe distance from others while in public.

Paul Mueller MD By Paul Mueller June 25, 2020

Help stop the spread of respiratory illness: Masking options

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask while in public. We'll help you find the best options for you and your family.

Joseph Krien MD By Joseph Krien May 20, 2020

10 ways to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home

With stay-at-home orders, now is the time to focus on minimizing exposures and spread of COVID-19. One way to accomplish this is by managing any new viral symptoms at home. What does that mean?

Samantha Runstrom, M.D. By Samantha Runstrom May 13, 2020

Staff member shares experience after COVID-19 diagnosis

COVID-19 affects people in different ways. Kari Houser, a Mayo Clinic Health System staff member, shares her family's story of their recent diagnosis and recovery.

May 12, 2020

COVID-19: Minimizing exposure to home, family

If you're an essential worker, minimizing COVID-19 exposure to your family when returning home from work is critical. Here's how to keep you and them safe.

April 15, 2020

COVID-19: Partnering to stay safe, healthy, informed

You may be worried or even frightened about the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. We have resources for your care and keeping abreast of information you need.

March 13, 2020

COVID-19: What it is, what you need to know

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, called COVID-19, from China a global health emergency. Learn about what it is, its symptoms and what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.

February 7, 2020

Foreign travel plans? What to know about influenza before you go

Do you have plans to travel internationally? Be a smart traveler — learn about influenza before you go.

Lori Arndt, P.A.-C. By Lori Arndt December 27, 2019

Facts about flu

Flu season is quickly approaching, and it is something for which we all should prepare. Learn facts about the flu and how to decrease your risk of getting it.

Jeffrey Green MD By Jeffrey Green October 15, 2019

9 reasons to see a travel medicine specialist before international travel

When you travel to another country, one of the most important plans you can make is to see a travel medicine specialist. Here are nine reasons why.

Lori Arndt, P.A.-C. By Lori Arndt May 2, 2019

Clean up your hand-washing skills

The best way to prevent the spread of germs that can cause influenza and other infections is by washing your hands. Here are a few tips to clean up your hand-washing skills.

October 29, 2018

Traveling abroad? Visit an international travel clinic first

The world is becoming smaller each passing year, as more people are traveling internationally than ever before. However, as we expand our reach in the world, we also increase our risk for encountering disease and illness. Even more serious is the infection risk associated with certain diseases that can be spread to others.

Jessica Sheehy PAC By Jessica Sheehy July 11, 2017