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Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, FIDSA, FACP, is the section director of Infectious Diseases at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

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COVID-19: Serious Action Against a Novel Virus

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
March 30, 2020

Taking cues from how other countries are managing COVID-19, government and healthcare leaders have implemented dramatic and necessary steps to…

Six Things to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
February 07, 2020

This article was updated on March 30, 2020. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s been just over two months since Chinese authorities reported the…

Powassan Virus: Avoid Tick Bites to Stay Safe

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
August 15, 2019

As you head outside, it’s important to know the facts about Powassan virus and how to protect yourself against this…

Why It’s Crucial to Get Tested for HIV

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
June 27, 2019

Have you been tested for HIV? If you haven’t, you are not alone. More than 30 years since the first…

As flu infects D.C., hand-washing in the hospital is a first line of defense

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
February 02, 2018

In the district and the U.S. as a whole, the influenza virus is surging, with roughly 200 new cases reported…

2017’s growing tick problem: How to protect yourself

by Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Section Director of Infectious Diseases, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
June 29, 2017

We’re reminded every spring and summer to beware the return of the tick. These tiny, bloodsucking parasites carry a wide…