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Searches

  • Bacterial and Fungal Diseases at Medical Matrix
    5 star rating A directory of bacterial and fungal disease Internet resources. The entries are carefully selected, annotated, ranked, and categorized by the National Library of Medicine's MeSH classification system. Free registration.
  • CDC State Health Department Search
    5 star rating Search access to documents and updates regarding public health concerns, epidemics, and infectious disease developments maintained by United States state health departments. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • CDC Web Search
    5 star rating Search access to CDC resources: infectious disease guidelines, news updates, health fact sheets, publications, and statistical data. Covers travel health, immunization, chronic disease, epidemiology, and prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Medline Free Full Text Articles Search - "Bacterial Infections and Mycoses"
    5 star rating Free, full-text journal articles indexed in Medline with "Bacterial Infections and Mycoses" as a subject focus.
  • Medline Free Full Text Journals Search - "Anti-Infective Agents"
    5 star rating Free, full-text, English language, journal articles indexed in Medline with "Anti-Infective Agents" as a subject focus.
  • Medline Free Full Text Journals Search - "Infection"
    5 star rating Free, full-text, English language, clinically-focused journal articles indexed in Medline with "infection" as a subject focus.
  • Virus Diseases at Medical Matrix
    5 star rating A directory of viral disease Internet resources. The entries are carefully selected, annotated, ranked, and categorized by the National Library of Medicine's MeSH classification system. Free registration.
  • Infection Control Database at University of Louvain
    1 star rating Search access to selected abstracts from professional journals, Medline, and CDC files regarding infection control, 1994 to the present. Presented online by the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Brussels.

News

  • Centers for Disease Control Press Summaries
    5 star rating Brief summaries of articles published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and other CDC publications that cover public health issues, statistical data, outbreaks, epidemics, and community infections, 1999-present.
  • Health Canada - Infectious Diseases News Brief
    5 star rating A weekly digest of national and international information, sponsored by the Canadian government, about communicable disease incidents and issues. Sponsored by Public Works and Government Services.
  • IDLinx.com
    5 star rating REG Provides regularly updated links to abstracts and, if available, free or fee access full text articles released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association. Presented as one of MDLinx.com's suite of medical specialty news web sites. Free registration.
  • Immunization Newsbriefs from NNII
    5 star rating The National Network for Immunization Information offers constantly updated immunization-related international news stories drawn from more than 1300 daily newspapers, wire services, and health journals. Archived. Sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and other related societies.
  • Infectious Disease News
    5 star rating REG Presents short articles, news, reports from medical conferences, research presentations, editorials, coverage of legislation issues, and online seminars, 1996-present. Free registration. Slack Inc.
  • Infectious Disease News from Doctor's Guide
    5 star rating Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires.
  • Medpage Today Medical News -Infectious Disease / HIV
    5 star rating Professional-level analysis of breaking medical stories widely reported in the consumer media. Physicians and other healthcare professionals obtain free CME credits by completing associated educational programs.
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases - Clinical Updates and Publications
    5 star rating Newletters and publications that educate the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
  • Science Daily News - Infectious Diseases
    5 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • STDs News at Doctor's Guide
    5 star rating Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements, and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires on topics related to sexually transmitted diseases and sexual dysfunctions.
  • WHO Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response
    5 star rating A survey of global health activities that includes a "HealthMap" regarding emerging health concerns, a review of country-based and international health regulations, a weekly epidemiological report, updates on disease outbreaks, health advice for travellers, biosafety issues, organization news, press releases, documents, and fact sheets. World Health Organization, Geneva.
  • WHO Disease Outbreak News
    5 star rating Alerts and news updates regarding communicable diseases, worldwide public health issues, and emerging epidemics that are reported to WHO. Offers an archive and news indexed by disease and by country, 1996-present. World Health Organization.
  • APEC EINet Pacific Emerging Infections News Briefs
    4 star rating News and commentary on issues related to emerging infections in the Pacific Rim. EINet staff cull items from numerous sources to create a comprehensive overview every two to three weeks. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies.
  • Infectious Disease Update from Quest
    4 star rating Educational and timely news affecting laboratory medicine. Quest Diagnostics.
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America News
    4 star rating News updates that address the professional interests of infectious diseases specialists.
  • Internal Medicine World Report - Infectious Disease
    4 star rating A clinical newspaper with updates from major medical conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Published by Medical World Communications.
  • Medical News Today - Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Medical News Today - MRSA / Drug Resistance News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Newsroom
    4 star rating Presents news, press releases, announcements of upcoming meetings, and monthly updates related to HIV/AIDS and other immunologic and communicable diseases, 1995-present. NIAID is one of the National Institutes of Health. .
  • Infectious Diseases News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • AMA Infectious Diseases News
    2 star rating News and information on infectious diseases.
  • MedWire News - Infectious Diseases
    2 star rating REG The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals. Free registration.
  • Infectious Diseases Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    1 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Infections" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures that discuss the use of journal impact factors in quantitatively assessing the importance of medical journals based upon the frequency that their articles are cited. collected by the Google search service.
  • Best Practice of Medicine - Infectious Diseases
    5 star rating REG A continuously updated reference with disease reviews designed to quickly answer the questions of busy practicing physicians and other medical professionals. Free registration.
  • CDC National Center for Infectious Diseases Electronic Publications
    5 star rating An extensive collection of full text reports, brochures, guidelines, slide sets, and fact sheets. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
    5 star rating Articles covering current issues in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases at Rediscovering Biology
    5 star rating A companion to a public television video series, providing in-depth content, videos, animations, and interactive experiences to help viewers deepen and extend their understanding of new developments in the field of biology. Annenberg Foundation.
  • Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Coursework at KCOM
    5 star rating Lecture notes and a photo gallery on medical microbiology and infectious diseases topics. Neal R. Chamberlain, Ph.D. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Missouri.
  • Microbial Diversity at Rediscovering Biology
    5 star rating A companion to a public television video series, providing in-depth content, videos, animations, and interactive experiences to help viewers deepen and extend their understanding of new developments in the field of biology. Annenberg Foundation.
  • Sepsis.com
    5 star rating A resource, enhanced by animations and graphics, that offers healthcare professionals information on the disease processes of sepsis. Eli Lilly and Company.
  • American Medical Association Resources on Infectious Disease
    4 star rating A well maintained web project that presents news updates, meeting reports, abstracts from current medical literature, CME opportunities, and vaccination information.
  • Antimicrobial Use Guidelines at University of Wisconsin
    4 star rating Allows users to search for antibiotic therapy by selection of drug, disease, site, empiric therapy, or organism. Dated materials. Eighth Edition, updated April 1999. Department of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
  • Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating Documents relevant to microbiology, infection and immune response to infectious agents. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases.
  • Canada Communicable Disease Report
    4 star rating Full text articles and news updates, 1995-present. In English and French. Population and Public Health Branch, Ministry of Health, Canada.
  • CDC Issues in Healthcare Settings
    4 star rating Includes news, guidelines and recommendations, statements, facts sheets, and reports on nosocomial infection surveillance, investigation, prevention, and control. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.
  • Communicable Diseases Intelligence
    4 star rating Information about communicable diseases in Australia to inform and assist those with responsibility for communicable disease control in a wide variety of settings. A quarterly publication of the Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Communicable Diseases Branch, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating The official bimonthly publication in English of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan.
  • The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Infectious Diseases
    3 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Global Microbial Threats in the 1990s
    3 star rating A hypertext review of global infectious disease developments. Searchable. CISET- Committee on International Science, Engineering, and Technology Policy .
  • Infection Update from Daiichi
    3 star rating REG A sponsored web project directed to physicians with articles on the state of knowledge and practice in the fields of infectious diseases and chemotherapy with an emphasis on infection research relating to levofloxacin. Free registration. Sponsored by Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Biomedis.
  • Infectious Diseases in Children
    3 star rating REG A newsletter that covers etiology, diagnosis, and therapy of pediatric infectious diseases. Includes short articles, editorials, breaking news bulletin, online seminars, specialty forum, industry news, 1996-present. Searchable. Free registration. Slack Inc.
  • Medslides Infectious Diseases Powerpoint Slideshows
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.
  • Bug Bytes
    2 star rating Presents short articles on the etiology, diagnosis, and therapy of infectious diseases. 1994-2001. By John W. King, M.D., Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Medical Center.
  • The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases
    2 star rating Publishes reports of orginal investigations, case reports, reviews, press releases, book reviews, and letters, 2001-present. Peer reviewed. Searchable. Internet Scientific Publications, LLC.
  • Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases at University of Minnesota
    1 star rating An outline format slideshow that covers various pathogens, the process of infection, host reactions, and environment factors. Last updated April 1997. The University of Minnesota Computational Biology Centers.

Journals

Textbooks

  • Antibiotic Guideline of South Africa from Ampath
    5 star rating A textbook-style reference regarding the diagnosis of infectious diseases, antimicrobial therapy, properties of specific antibiotics, antibiotic prophylaxis, and the management of specific conditions and infections. 2nd edition, 1999 published by the Ampath Trust of South Africa.
  • eMedicine - Infectious Diseases
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Guide to Pathogens and Antibiotic Treatment
    5 star rating Answers frequently asked questions about the significance of particular microbes and the use of antibiotics. Written for New Zealand Doctors.
  • Infection Control Manual at Yale New Haven Hospital
    5 star rating Covers standard precautions, handwashing, sterilization guidelines, barrier protection, lab specimens, medical waste, TB prevention & control, and medical emergencies.
  • Infectious Disease - Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • Medical Housestaff Manual at Beth Israel - Infectious Diseases
    5 star rating A section from a succinct and useful reference, updated for the year 2000, for major infectious diseases clinical problems encountered in the hospital. The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Infectious Disorders
    5 star rating A chapter from the world's most popular medical textbook which covers the pathogenesis, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, laboratory tests, treatment, and prophylaxis of various infectious diseases.
  • Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases at Tufts
    5 star rating Lectures,text,and slides that cover the clinical and pathophysiologic aspects of infectious disease of organ systems.
  • The Bad Bug Book
    5 star rating A textbook-style resource that covers foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. Provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms, parasitic protozoa, worms and natural toxins, and diseases associated with infestations. Updated 2001. Searchable. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook - Infectious Disease
    5 star rating A chapter, from this published handbook of outpatient and inpatient medicine, that covers the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical problems. Authored by Graber, M.D. et al. and published by Mosby Year Book, Inc in 1997, updated January 2002. Presented online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital.
  • Canadian Medical Examination (MCCQE) 2000 Review Notes- Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating These review notes are an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive review of medical specialty clinical knowledge. The text prepares graduating medical students for certification examination.
  • Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating A guide to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases that reviews various clinical conditions, diseases and syndromes, organisms, treatments, and laboratory procedures. PDF format. Worldnet of Australia.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases Workshop Summary (2001)
    3 star rating Trends in infectious diseases around the world. Institute of Medicine.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
    5 star rating The IDSA represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. This website presents information about the Society: news, practice guidelines, meetings, events, public statements, publications, fellowships and training opportunities, a job bank, public information brochures, and immunization information.
  • Bacterial & Mycotic Diseases Division at CDC
    5 star rating Disease reviews, a description of key programs, news items, feature articles, recommendations, selected abstracts from current medical literature, and links to related Web resources. National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    5 star rating Addresses US public health concerns with prevention guidelines, infectious disease news, reviews of health topics, institutional information, and surveys of worldwide travel health concerns. Includes publications & products, data & statistics, funding opportunities, and links to related Web sites.
  • Infectious Diseases/HIV at Merckmedicus.com
    5 star rating REG Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Free registration is limited to physicians and healthworkers. Sponsored by Merck and Company. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases Metasite
    5 star rating A web project that includes case presentations, fact sheets, online events, lectures, meetings presentations, slideshows, and a "Top Ten in Infectious Diseases". Covers infection control practices and policies, isolation procedures, etc. Presented by the Johns Hopkins University on behalf of its Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
    5 star rating Publications, news, conferences, courses, CME opportunities, disease factsheets, and immunization information.
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
    4 star rating A non-profit, international organization with more than 12,000 members world-wide. This website includes publications, guidelines and standards, national, governmental and international news and affairs, consumer information, educational brochures and tips, and a searchable product guide.
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating Includes information about the Society, news, programs & activities, meetings & conferences, publications, calendar of events, CME, workshops and courses, practice guidelines, job opportunities, links to related web sites.
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating Presents information about the Society and its programs, publications, news, meetings, and a global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins.
  • The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    4 star rating Presents information about the Society, news & press releases, meetings, funding & fellowships, overseas opportunities, certification programs, travel clinic directory, tropical medicine Q's and A's, links to clinical tropical medicine sites.
  • British Infection Society
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, publications, meetings and meeting programs, BIS newsletter, grants & awards.
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, publications, methods & standards, educational activities, conferences & events, links to related sites.
  • Canadian Infectious Disease Society
    3 star rating Information about the Society, news, meetings, position statements, announcements, and publications.
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases
    3 star rating Brings together all individuals interested in infectious diseases, including infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, etc. This website inlcudes membership information, meeting updates, descriptions of publications, and resource links.
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
    3 star rating A website, maintained by an organization dedicated to OPAT therapists, that offers national news, infectious disease reviews, descriptions of antibiotic therapies, educational resources, meetings, and a list of references related to parenteral antimicrobial therapy. OPAT.com.
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
    3 star rating Presents membership information, meetings & events, fellowship training, publications, patient resources, job listings, links to related web sites.
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    3 star rating Includes information about the Society, fellowships, courses, calendar of events, publications, links to related Web sites, and a contents list to the "Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene".
  • The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, news, professional meetings, fellowships, jobs & vacancies, discussion groups. Provides access to The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. Selected sections restricted to members.
  • The Hospital Infection Society
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, news and announcements, meetings and conferences, reports, a discussion list, and links to related web sites. Searchable. UK.
  • The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    3 star rating Presents information about the School, its programs and research reports, education & training, meetings & seminars.
  • Tropical Diseases Research Programme Home Page
    3 star rating Information about TDR - its history and activities, research reports, publications, an image library, and fact sheets on tropical diseases and drugs. Focuses on lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, etc. WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.
  • Infectious Diseases Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.
  • International Society of Chemotherapy
    2 star rating Presents information about the Society, news, publications, meetings and conferences, and a list of member societies.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

Cases

Images, Path./Clinical

  • Partners Infectious Disease Images Website
    5 star rating Images of interesting and instructive infectious disease cases directed to healthcare professionals for educational purposes. The images presented are contributed by faculty and fellows. It is an effort of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Massachusetts General Hospital, et al.
  • Public Health Image Library at CDC
    5 star rating An extensive collection of photographs, illustrations, animated audiovisuals, and multimedia files related to public health. Useful to search for high quality images of diagnostic techniques, organisms, infectious agents, parasites, insects, and diseases. Searchable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Antibiotic Attack!
    4 star rating A tutorial that describes antibiotic function, bacteria, antibiotic structure, pathways of attack, penicillin, and antibiotic resistance. Shockwave animations are integrated with diagrams and text.
  • Atlas of Medical Parasitology
    4 star rating Presents images annotated with descriptive text that cover life cycle of various parasites, mode of transmission, outbreak potential, epidemiology, diagnostic steps, spectrum of disease, treatment & prevention. Carlo Denegri Foundation, Turin, Italy.
  • Parasite Photos and Images at Nebraska
    4 star rating A collection of parasitology images. The American Society of Parasitologists and University of Nebraska State Museum.
  • Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) Image Library
    4 star rating A searchable catalogue of over 12,000 images covering the diagnosis and management of tropical diseases including Chagas disease, dengue, leprosy, malaria, tuberculosis, onchocerciasis, African trypanosomiasis, etc. Produced by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the World Health Organization.
  • Emerging Diseases Animations
    2 star rating Animations of "Antigenic Shift", "Bacterial Conjugation", "Bacterial Transformation", "Influenza Infection", etc.

CME

Patient Education

  • CDC Facts Sheets on Diseases and Conditions
    5 star rating A collection of fact sheets on diseases and disease prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • National Immunization Program at CDC
    5 star rating Search and browse access to information, for patients and clinicians, on vaccines for children and travelers, recommended childhood immunization schedule, vaccine safety, and vaccine research. Provides news, clinical recommendations and an archive of publications. Includes immunization information in Spanish. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
  • CDC Foodborne Infections
    4 star rating Includes general information about foodborne infections, outbreaks, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, public health issues, technical information, and related links. Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Infectious Disease Patient Education at Medem
    4 star rating A large collection of patient education handouts and facts sheets sponsored by major specialty medical societies and the American Medical Association. Medem, Inc.
  • Biological Hazards from CCOHS
    3 star rating Fact sheets on biological hazards in the workplace such as anthrax, hepatitis, Lyme disease, etc. from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Communicable Disease Fact Sheets from New York State
    3 star rating Consumer directed fact sheets that describe prevention, epidemiology, and treatment for conditions of concern to public health officials. Presented by the New York State Department of Health.
  • Best Health Guide - Infectious Diseases
    1 star rating Handouts, news and alerts for patients on the most common infectious diseases such as bronchitis, cold, herpes, HIV, and West Nile virus.

Directories

  • Bacterial Infections and Mycoses from Karolinska Institute
    3 star rating A systematic disease classification of Internet resources for laymen, healthcare professionals and scientists. Presented by Karolinska Institute Library, Stockholm.
  • IDLinks Infectious Diseases Links
    2 star rating A directory of links related to infectious diseases: diseaseses, conferences, organizations, reports, pharmaceutical companies, infection control, anti-infectives, etc. Edited by Alan D. Tice, M.D. of the Communication Center for Infectious Diseases.
  • Infectious Disease WebLink
    2 star rating A list of infectious disease related links. Includes organizations, university ID sites, conferences, government, and non-governmental sources, travel medicine, journals and lectures, etc.
  • Multimedia Medical Reference Library - Infectious Disease
    2 star rating A directory of links to medical information for health care consumers and medical professionals. Jonathan Tward.

Educational Materials

  • Bioterrorism Articles from AMA
    5 star rating REG A large collection of full text articles related to bioterrorism preparedness and response; includes epidemiologic investigations, recommendations and guidelines, historical perspectives, and selected articles and updates on anthrax, ebola, brucella, smallpox, tularemia and plague. Fee registration. American Medical Association.
  • Infectious Disease Update: Year 2003
    5 star rating A video of a seminar on the antibiotic management of urinary tract, respiratory, and skin & soft tissue infections for the Primary Care and Hospital-Based Physician. American Health Consultants.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Publications
    5 star rating Offers reports, news releases, fact sheets, and disease summaries. NIAID, NIH.
  • Vaccine Education Center
    5 star rating Provides comprehensive information about vaccines to parents and health professionals. Includes look at each vaccine, vaccine schedule, common concerns, vaccines & immunization for children, teens, adults, travelers, FAQs, and news. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Advances in Sepsis
    4 star rating REG A quarterly journal with articles that provide insight into new clinical solutions and approaches to the treatment of sepsis. Draws together literature from the diverse disciplines with concerns in this field. A ReMEDICA Current Awareness journal. Searchable. Fee registration.
  • Case Definitions for Infectious Conditions Under Public Health Surveillance
    4 star rating Provides updated criteria for state health personnel to use when reporting the nationally notifiable infectious diseases. Published in MMWR 1997, updated 2001. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • CDC Antimicrobial Resistance
    4 star rating Provides general and technical information about antimicrobial resistance and a public health action plan and programs to combat antimicrobial resistance. Searchable. National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • CDC Issues in Healthcare Settings - Antimicrobial Resistance
    4 star rating Presents clinical and legal issues, surveillance reports, laboratory information, guidelines and recommendations, links to related web resources. Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • CIDS Bioterrorism
    4 star rating A collection of information sheets on selected diseases that include prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of smallpox, tularemia, plague, and anthrax. Canadian Infectious Diseases Society.
  • Emerging Infections of International Public Health Importance
    4 star rating Articles and lectures which provide students, public health professionals, and those interested in infectious diseases a realistic appreciation of the importance of emerging infectious diseases to the future of domestic and international public health practice. University of Washington.
  • Immunization Action Coalition
    4 star rating Presents fact sheets, news, and tips related to childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization, vaccines, and vaccine safety. Includes recommendations and questionnaires. Searchable. Immunization Action Coalition.
  • Infection Control Manual at UCSF
    4 star rating "All you need to know" about University of California at San Francisco Medical Center policies and procedures regarding Infection Control.
  • Infection Control Program at Walter Reed
    4 star rating Covers definitions and classification of nosocomial infections, reportable diseases, isolation, policies and Procedures, and communicable diseases. Walter Reed Health Care System.
  • Infectious Diseases Lectures at KCOM
    4 star rating Dr. Chamberlain's Infectious Diseases Lectures for medical students at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases at Tufts
    4 star rating A background into the clinical and pathophysiologic aspects of infectious disease of organ systems. Fall 2004/2005. Tufts University.
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Information at CDC
    4 star rating Targeted information for clinicians including guidelines on diagnosis, infection Control, quarantine, and treatment. Centers for Disease Control.
  • Antibiotic Utilization Guidelines-2000 at Med. College of Wisconsin
    3 star rating The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital antibiotic guide serves as a drug formulary and educational tool to promote selective, cost effective use of antimicrobials.
  • e-tiology.com Student Lecture Notes
    3 star rating Teaching and learning regarding infectious disease topics: Nosocomial infections, Septicaemia , Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria, Clinical Parasitology, Listeriosis, Legionellosis, and Salmonellosis.
  • Hospital Infection Control
    3 star rating REG Articles covering current issues in hospital infection control. Fee registration.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets on Infectious Microorganisms
    3 star rating Quick access safety reference fact sheets relating to micro-organisms that may infect laboratory workers. Presented online by Health Canada.
  • Hospital Physician Infectious Disease Board Review Manuals
    2 star rating REG Up-to-date manuals, developed by leading clinical educators, that assist physicians studying for Board certification or recertification examinations. PDF format. Turner White Communications, Inc. Fee registration. Fee transactions.
  • Community-acquired Pneumonia - Mortality Risk for Adults
    2 star rating Pull down pick list access to a calculator that predicts likelihood of death. Users enter clinical parameters such as respiratory rate and coexisting diseases. National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics.
  • Sentiweb from INSERM
    2 star rating The "Sentinel Network of French General Practitionners" offers statistical data and epidemiologic reports about communicable diseases under surveillance. In French and English. Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale, France.
  • TheraDoc Antibiotic Assistant from Merck
    1 star rating REG Provides clinicians an interface - a sequence of template questions and answers, that generates a patient-specific and disease-specific evidence-based antibiotic recommendation. Access to TheraDoc is provided to registered physician users of the MerckMedicus medical portal. Free registration. Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Treatment Recommendations for Common Infections
    1 star rating A chapter from the "MCW & FMLH Antibiotic Guide" including practical treatment recommendations. Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Classifieds

Forums

  • CDC's Clinician Information Line 877-554-4625
    4 star rating A phone hotline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, staffed by registered nurses who address emergency preparedness concerns and answer specific questions about emerging diseases. The nurses have access to the latest CDC guidelines and information. Centers for Disease Control.
  • ProMED-Mail - The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases
    4 star rating An archived, international mail list that provides a global electronic reporting system for surveillance and response to emerging infectious diseases & toxins. Currently reaches about 24,000 participants from at least 140 countries. Includes maps of current outbreaks, news, alerts & recalls, and FAQs. International Society for Infectious Diseases.
  • The Hospital Infection Email Discussion List
    1 star rating Open discussion of matters pertaining to the practice, development and science of hospital acquired infections. Searchable archives. Questions: owner-his-l@his.org.uk Hospital Infection Society, UK.


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