Infectious Diseases and International Travel Health – Infectious Diseases

Diseases can spread in many ways, such as by plants, insects and animals. They are also passed from other people. Some contagious diseases can lead to death if not treated and stopped. Diseases that spread from person to person can threaten the health of entire communities.

Our specialists in infectious diseases diagnose and treat these diseases with the advanced medicine that relieves a patient of symptoms while the body recovers from the disease.

Our physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also provide infection control at ECU Health Medical Center and its affiliated institutions.

People who are traveling abroad may be seen at our International Travelers Clinic. This practice recommends vaccinations and medicines to avoid infectious diseases while traveling outside the United States.

We treat all types of infectious diseases, including common ones such as the flu, Lyme Disease, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases. We also treat West Nile and other viral infections, tuberculosis, fevers and parasitic infections, malaria and other diseases. We treat antibiotic resistant diseases, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other forms of staph infections, as well as E.coli.

Our services include:

HIV care through one of the largest comprehensive HIV clinics in the southeastern United States serving over 1,600 patients throughout eastern North Carolina.

Prevention of HIV through a dedicated PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) clinic.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Services – we have one of the largest stewardship programs in the state and have uniquely set up these services at our community hospitals through a team of Infectious Diseases physicians and 4 dedicated antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists.

Hepatitis C treatment – we are one of the largest referral centers for Hepatitis C care and treatment in eastern North Carolina. We are partnering with the Carolina Hepatitis C Academic Mentorship Program (CHAMP) to facilitate building a primary care workforce with the expertise to manage and cure hepatitis C in Eastern North Carolina.

Travel Health – we are the largest International Traveler’s Clinic in eastern North Carolina, providing travel advice and immunizations for those individuals traveling overseas. Read more about our International Travel Clinic.

Inpatient consultative services at ECU Health Medical Center. Visit ECU Health Medical Center’s website.

Infectious Diseases consultative services to the growing community of ECU Health hospitals in the region reaching 1.4 million people across 29 counties.

General Infectious Diseases Clinic providing regional outpatient consultative services for a variety of infectious disease conditions.

ACGME Accredited Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program which was established in 2002, accepts two fellows per year, and is one of the few in the nation to offer a dedicated ID-Critical Care Medicine track. Read more about our fellowship program.