Care for Viral Infections
Why Choose Treatment for Viral Infections at University of Colorado Hospital?
The Infectious Disease Group Practice at University of Colorado Hospital is nationally recognized. Our doctors are board-certified and conduct groundbreaking research.
In addition, our multidisciplinary care team has experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of viral infections. And we offer patients access to the latest treatments.
What are Viral Infections?
Viruses are tiny capsules that contain genetic material. They are much smaller than bacteria.
Viruses are not living things. Therefore, they invade cells in the body and use them to multiply and reproduce. This can kill the cells, and make you sick.
Some common viral infections include:
Because viral infections live in our cells, relatively few medicines are effective in treating them. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are a few antiviral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent a number of viral infections.