Infectology is the science and study of conditions that are caused by an invasion of the human body by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that then multiply and cause damage to the organism.
The infectologist knows the various ways a human can pick up infectious diseases, and the tests that are needed to diagnose them. The patient is then prescribed the medicine that is appropriate to treat the viral, bacterial, parasitical or fungal infection.
The infectologist plays an important part in combating serious viral diseases such as AIDS or hepatitis. He selects the correct drug or combination of drugs for these patients, constantly monitors the outcome of the therapy and adjusts it as and when necessary.
The infectologist also knows how infections are disseminated in the environment. He adopts the procedures that are needed to prevent this from happening, such as immunisations or the disinfection of rooms and equipment.
Why choose Hirslanden
Infectology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our infectology specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.
You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.
We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.
A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.
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