Infection is the invasion of a host organism's bodily tissues by disease-causing organisms, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce.[1] Infectious diseases, also known as transmissible diseases orcommunicable diseases, comprise clinically evident illness (i.e., characteristic medical signs and/or symptoms of disease) resulting from the infection, presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents in an individual host organism.

Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 27/201506 Jul 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 28 June to 4 July 2015 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease and Middle East respiratory syndrome –... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Ebola, West Africa: Low intensity transmission continues, failure to achieve zero cases could result in persistent low-i...

ECDC Rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, published today, provides the latest figures on cases for the week 14-21 June 2015, re-assesses the risk of importation of Ebola virus disease into the EU and discusses options for risk reduction. -- Delivered by... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 40, 201505 Oct 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 27 September to 3 October 2015, and includes updates on West Nile virus, measles, MERS and Ebola virus disease. --... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 39/201529 Sep 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 20-26 September 2015 and includes updates on West Nile fever, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Middle East... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 38/201521 Sep 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 13 to 19 September 2015 and includes updates on West Nile fever, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and MERS. --... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 36/201507 Sep 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 30 August to 5 September 2015 and includes updates on an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus in Ukraine, Ebola... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

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Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-BraticeviciEmail the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned,Email the author Evija Livčāne,
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Xavier CorbellaEmail the author Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Mine Durusu TanrioverEmail the author Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigbyb, L. Harry van Hulsteijnc, Faustino Ferreirad, Narcisso Oliveirad, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draegere, Fra
Date:1 December 2014


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The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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