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Infectious Diseases

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Infectious diseases come in a wide variety of forms and can be transmitted via a virus, bacteria, parasite or fungi. You can contract an infectious disease from another person, by being bitten by an insect or other animal, or by consuming contaminated food or drink. Common symptoms of diverse infectious diseases may include fever, muscle ache, diarrhea and fatigue. Patients may also present with a chronic cough, rash, shortness of breath, impaired vision, or severe headache.

At Temple Terrace Primary Care, our expert diagnosticians can identify the cause of an infection and determine the best treatment options. We also provide CDC-recommended vaccinations against a wide variety of contagious diseases, including everything from chickenpox, measles and mumps to whooping cough, influenza, shingles, pneumonia, meningitis, hepatitis, diphtheria, tuberculosis and HPV. Many adults fail to realize the importance of remaining up to date on their vaccinations, so as preventive care specialists, we are on the front lines of communication regarding preventable diseases against which effective vaccines are now available.

For a complete list of available vaccines against transmittable diseases, visit the Centers for Disease Control website. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/

If you are worried that you or a loved one may have contracted an infectious disease, we are here to help. Contact Temple Terrace Primary Care at 813.971.3136 or fill out an online appointment request form here.

Diseases Against Which Adults Should Be Vaccinated

  • Chickenpox
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis