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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are responsible for a wide variety of illnesses that are generally caused by four specific mechanisms: fungal, bacterial, parasitic, and viral. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person, while some are transmitted through contact. For example, COVID-19 and seasonal influenza (flu) are typically transmitted through airborne droplets (coughing, sneezing) from someone who already has the illness. Lyme disease is caused by a parasite and can only be transmitted by a bite from a tick carrying that parasite. Many infectious diseases can be prevented with vaccines, and others with simple measures such as regular handwashing.

VA health services researchers look at various aspects of infectious disease, including prevention of transmission in VA facilities; improving Veterans’ overall health to promote resistance to infection; and curbing the overuse of antibiotics.

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(5 of more than 35 INFECTIOUS DISEASES focused publications)

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( 5 of more than 8 INFECTIOUS DISEASES focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 16-025 Less is More: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Trautner, Barbara 2018-02-01
SDR 18-148 Improving Colonoscopy Quality for Colorectal Cancer Screening in the National VA Healthcare System Gawron, Andrew 2018-02-01
CRE 12-313 Cognitive Support Informatics for Antimicrobial Stewardship Glassman, Peter 2013-12-01
CDP 13-004 Comparative Effectiveness of Strategies to Control S. Aureus Infections (CDA 11-215) Schweizer-Looby, Marin 2013-05-01
CDP 13-003 Using Economics and Epidemiology to Evaluate MRSA Decolonization in the VA (CDA 11-210) Nelson, Richard 2013-03-01

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