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 25, 201522 Jun 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 from 31 May to 6 June 2015 and includes updates on the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), Ebola virus... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
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Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 23/201508 Jun 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 from 31 May to 6 June 2015 and includes updates on the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), Ebola virus... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 22/201501 Jun 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 24 to 30 May 2015 and includes updates on measles, Middle East respiratory syndrome – coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 22/201501 Jun 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue [link to the PDF version of the CDTR] covers the period 24 to 30 May 2015 and includes updates on measles , Middle East respiratory... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 7/201516 Feb 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 1 to 7 February 2015, and includes updates on botulism in people who inject drugs, monitoring the 2014–2015... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 16, 201520 Apr 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 12 to 18 April 2015, and includes updates on monitoring the 2014–2015 influenza season, the Ebola virus disease in... 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,
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The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientificn educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in provinging better care for patients throughout Europe.

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What is internal medicine?

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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