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If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic life forms such as:

  • bacteria
  • protozoa
  • viruses
  • fungi.

Many infectious diseases are now treated in the community or in other clinical services, but there are a significant number of infections that require specialist treatment, and sometimes isolation, to be safely managed.

Now that travel between continents is common, patients may be admitted with unusual infectious diseases from remote areas of the world, that require specialist knowledge to diagnose and treat.

The increasing burden of HIV and tuberculosis, the threat of emerging infections and hospital-acquired infections form part of our work, alongside 'ordinary' infections, such as:

We also provide assessment and treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Work experience

March 2020 - we currently have no work experience placements available.

We will update this web page when we have placements to offer.

We offer a one week (Monday to Friday only) placement for students on our Infectious Diseases Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Students must be aged 16-18 years at the time of the placement.

Email your CV and a covering letter with two potential dates (i.e. week beginning Monday - date).


Please do not email consultants directly.