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Emerging Infectious Disease Sites
Threat Analysis Center: Pathobiologics International - An
international reference point for biosecurity.
- Reportable Diseases Overview: CDC - USDA - OIE:
As per requests for clarification regarding Animal Disease Reporting,
- FMD Vaccine Production - U.S. PCR Objective: HRI
proposes purchase of approx. 100 million doses of FMD Vaccine,
covering the full range of serotypes, that could be accessible to USDA
(or any U.N.
member country) in the event of a large scale outbreak. See also:
OIE International Conference on the Control of
Infectious Animal Diseases by Vaccination: Conclusions and
Recommendations, April 13-16, 2004.
- U.S. Agricultural and Food Security, Who Will
the Leadership?: Horn, Breeze, Centaur Science Group, Washington
- Biodefense: Education resources target medical and
veterinary professionals worldwide: (HRI) - Humanitarian Resource
Institute develops continuing education courses on both foreign
animal and zoonotic
- EHPNET: Humanitarian Resource Institute Emerging
Infectious Disease Network: Environmental Health Perspectives
(EHP), an online publication by the Public Health Service, U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Volume 112, Number 1, January
- FAO/WHO/OIE Conference on Veterinary Public Health
and Control of Zoonoses in Developing Countries: Summary of
Comments and Discussions.
Foreign Animal Diseases
Infectious Disease Resources
- Continuing Education Resource Directory Provides
Access to Continuing Medical and Veterinary Education, Online Courses
- Biosecurity Reference Library: Guidelines,
Risk Assessment, and Biosecurity Presentations.
- Legal Resource Center Biodefense Reference Library:
Topics, Legislation, Regulations and Policy.
- Bioinformatics: Pathobiological Diagnostics:
Analytical tools to enhance diagnosis, containment, control and rapid
Library of Medicine launches website on biological warfare. The
website offers information including incubation period, duration of
illness, symptoms, means of transmission, treatment, and prognosis for
a comprehensive list of biological warfare agents.
General Veterinary Research & Publications
- Association for Infection
- CDC Health
Alerts, Advisories, and Updates: Public Health Emergency
Preparedness & Response.
- Centers for
Disease Control (CDC): Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
- CDC: Special Issues, Dispatches, Commentary, Letters,
Book Review, News & Notes
- CDC: National Center
for Infectious Diseases
- CDC Travel Health
National Center for Infectious Diseases.
Emerging Infections System
Outbreak Alert & Response Network: World
Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) ISTM advocates and
facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of
travel medicine. This includes: preventive and curative medicine within
many specialties such as tropical medicine, infectious diseases, high
altitude physiology, travel related obstetrics, psychiatry,
occupational health, military and migration medicine, and environmental
Site developed U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to be a
portal of global health information for policymakers, researchers,
doctors, and the general public.
of Health and National surveillance Institutes around the world
Library of Medicine: Biological Warfare. The website offers
information including incubation period, duration of illness, symptoms,
means of transmission, treatment, and prognosis for a comprehensive
list of biological warfare agents.
- Textbook of
Military Medicine: Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological
Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army.
- U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious
- United States
- World Health
Organization: Communicable Disease Surveilance and Response (CSR)
- World Health
Weekly Epidemiological Record