diseases are a continuing danger everyone. Some diseases have been
effectively controlled with the help of modern technology. Yet new
diseasessuch as SARS and West Nile virus infectionare
constantly appearing. Others, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and
bacterial pneumonias, are now appearing in forms that are resistant
to drug treatments.
offers a great deal of emerging infectious disease information:
scan the list below.
sites and publications
the Nation’s Health in an Era of Globalization: CDC’s Global Infectious
Plan describes how CDC and its international partners can collaborate
to prevent the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.
Emerging Infections Program
Series of centers of excellence that integrate disease surveillance, applied
research, prevention, and control activities.
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
information; archived 2002 information and presentations
Infectious Diseases: A Strategy for the 21st Century: Overview of the
Updated CDC Plan
Acrobat Reader version (214 KB) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Report (MMWR). September 11, 1998;47:1-14.
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,
Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
National campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance through promotion
of more appropriate antibiotic use.
Infectious Diseases (EID)
bimonthly journal published by NCID. Multiple
issues also available in Adobe Acrobat Reader version
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)
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