Welcome to the Center of Infectious Disease Control
Our founding physician, Dr. David Smith, is a foremost infectious disease specialist and authority on the prevention, diagnosis, control and treatment of infectious diseases such as staphylococcal illnesses, aides, lyme disease, influenza (flu), swine influenza, hepatitis, mononucleosis and other emerging infectious diseases.
The Center provides specialized infectious disease preventative care and vaccinations for individuals, groups and international travelers in order to help prevent disease infections known in destination locations.
Located next to River Oaks Hospital off of Lakeland Drive in Ridgeland, the center provides specialized infectious disease diagnosis, treatment and care for infectious diseases on site. Every patient receives personal consultations and direct access to an infectious disease specialist.
In addition to treatment and care, the CIDE consults with hospitals, health care facilities and institutions regarding control procedures for infectious agents, policies and operations regarding infectious disease prevention, treatment and infectious disease control.
For more information regarding the Center, our services or to set up a consultation, please contact our center directly during business hours.
If you are a new or existing patient, please visit our patient page for instructions regarding what to bring with you and to download forms so that you can maximize the quality and time of your visit.
The Center is delighted to highlight our effective therapy for both of these common types of Hepatitis. Hepatitis B treatment for those with chronically active Hepatitis B or the Carrier State have been available for a number of years and are highly effec ...
From MMWR Weekly November 13,2015/64(44); 1233-1240
Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the USA. It results in approximately 480,000 premaure deaths and more than 300 Billion in Direct Health care Costs each year..T ...
It has been too long since my last Post and I promise to do better through the rest of 2015 and 2016.
a. Dalvance and Orbactiv (IV).---These are new MRSA Antibiotics. Their unique feature is a very long half life.They can ...
1.WHAT IS EBOLA--It is a Filovirus similar to Marburg Virus. These viruses cause a Hemorrhagic fever syndrome with a high mortality. Ebola was first recognized in 1976 during 2 epidemics in Zaire and with 602 cases and an 88% mortality. There was a recurr ...
A. huge shout out to CVS for discontinuing the indefensible and hypocritical practice of vending cigarettes in a health care institution--a pharmacy. Tobacco use has continued to drop like a stone -now about 18% nationwide--but still above 20% in Missi ...
A recent article in the Journal of Pediatrics revealed to many of us that there is a large traffic in human breast Milk on the Internet.The authors of the above article describe reviewing almost 13,000 posts either for selling or buying of human milk.Ther ...
1.Obesity as a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection.-CID-August 15,2013. Israeli Study 6300 patients were hspitalized in this study178 with Clostrdium difficile infection.The only factors that were significant--a. previous intra-abdominal surge ...
For 2012 CDC received 5,780 reports of Arboviral Infections.WEST NILE accounted for 98% of the reported cases.This is the highest number of WEST NILE cases since 2003.About 1/2 of these cases are neuroinvasive. 92% occurred between July and September. Med ...
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on lifetime.Exciting new discoveries in England have now ...
The New York Post published a story of a jury award to a family of 41 million dollars for a
child who acquired a form of encephalitis while on a school trip to the Far East.This illustrates
the liability that organizations occur when they take gro ...