Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Infectious Disease, a strategic
affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, is the area’s only
center for the evaluation and management of infectious disease. The center
provides both inpatient and outpatient services for infectious disease
consultation, along with follow-up evaluations and treatment management.
According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America, although progress
has been made to eradicate or control many infectious diseases, humans
remain vulnerable to a wide array of new and resurgent organisms. This
fight against infectious diseases requires worldwide surveillance by physicians,
scientists and public health officials who gather information on communicable
diseases, report new or resurgent outbreaks of disease, and develop standards
and guidelines for treating and controlling disease.