Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.

Infectious disease medicine requires an extensive understanding of the way in which bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections occur in humans and how they present clinically, as well as knowledge about antimicrobial agents, antibiotic resistance, vaccines, and other immunobiological agents.

My guest today to discuss some “pearls” about infectious diseases is the Gompf’s ID Pearls author and Associate Professor, Infectious Disease and International Medicine, USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD


carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) /CDC
carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) /CDC

Other podcasts with Dr Gompf: Naegleria fowleri: A personal story