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 5/201502 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 25 to 31 January 2015 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, measles and Ebola virus disease. -- Delivered by... 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

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 15/201513 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 5 to 11 April 2015 and includes updates on influenza A(H5N1), Ebola virus disease epidemic – West Africa and... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 14/201507 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 29 March-4 April 2015 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, seasonal influenza, and MERS-CoV. -- Delivered by... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 13/201530 Mar 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 22 to 28 March 2015 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, seasonal influenza, measles, and Middle East... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 12/201524 Mar 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 15 to 21 March 2015 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, Ebola Virus Disease and Middle East respiratory... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 10/201509 Mar 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 March 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

High level conference on “Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery”: response so far and planning the recovery03 Mar 2015

On March 3 2015, the European Union organised a high-level conference on the Ebola epidemic. The purpose was two-fold: first, to take stock of the ongoing emergency response and adapt it to the evolving situation on the ground, leading to eradication of the disease; second, to plan for the long... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

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The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing better care for patients throughout Europe.

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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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