Infection Prevention

Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. These germs are everywhere – they can be in us or around us and can take a huge personal toll. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 160,000 people die from infectious diseases each year, not counting AIDS. McLaren’s infectious disease department promotes prevention through tasks as simple as educating on proper hand washing, but is ready to go into action to treat (or contain, when necessary) diseases that can potentially spread to epidemic proportions if not managed properly.