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Infectious Disease Information

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are a continuing danger everyone. Some diseases have been effectively controlled with the help of modern technology. Yet new diseases—such as SARS and West Nile virus infection—are constantly appearing. Others, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and bacterial pneumonias, are now appearing in forms that are resistant to drug treatments.

NCID offers a great deal of emerging infectious disease information: scan the list below.


 CDC sites and publications (see below)
 Information by emerging or reemerging infectious disease
 Sites Outside CDC
CDC sites and publications

Protecting the Nation’s Health in an Era of Globalization: CDC’s Global Infectious Disease Strategy
Plan describes how CDC and its international partners can collaborate to prevent the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.

International Emerging Infections Program
Series of centers of excellence that integrate disease surveillance, applied research, prevention, and control activities.

ICEID: International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
2004 conference information; archived 2002 information and presentations

Preventing Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Strategy for the 21st Century: Overview of the Updated CDC Plan
About Adobe Acrobat Reader FilesAdobe Acrobat Reader version (214 KB) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). September 11, 1998;47:1-14.

Antimicrobial Resistance
Site. Discusses how misuse of antimicrobial drugs is resulting in the reappearance of many forms of infectious diseases that were formerly well controlled. General and technical information, educational materials, links.

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
National campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance through promotion of more appropriate antibiotic use.

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)
A bimonthly journal published by NCID. Multiple issues also available in Adobe Acrobat Reader version

APEC Emerging Infections Network
Data, courses, forum, other resources. Specialized to Pacific Rim. Collaborative effort of the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine and CDC and located on APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Web site.

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If you have a medical emergency, contacting CDC is not the proper way to get immediate help. Instead, please contact your health care provider or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are a health care provider, please contact your state epidemiologist or local health department.

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Note: Technical journal articles are not included in this list. To find them, see the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Emerging Infectious Diseases journal (EID), use the infectious disease index, or use the search feature on the NCID home page.

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