Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What is a viral outbreak?

A virus is one type of infectious disease. It feeds off the person or thing it has infected and replicates itself using the host’s own cells, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

With a viral outbreak, there is a greater number of people who contract the virus all at one time in one location.

This kind of outbreak could happen, for example, within a school, or as a city-wide issue, or even a region-wide issue.

For more information about a viral outbreak, talk with your doctor.

Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Nicholas Davis, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Ziad Khatib, MD, Fairfield Road Physicians; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, Oakwood Primary Care, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group; Nicholas Davis, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine