WEBTREATS: Disease Outbreaks

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GENERAL RESOURCES:

Canary Database
Staff of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program select, curate, and index thousands of articles to review the evidence of animals as “early warning” sentinels of human health hazards.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
NCEZID aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by a wide range of infectious diseases.

Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections (DPEI)
This NCEZID division works to prepare the CDC and partners to prepare for, prevent, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness & Response
This site is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Bioterrorism
This CDC site links to information on specific disease agents.  The AMA Working Group on Civilian Biodefense  consensus-based recommendations for measures to be taken by medical and public health professionals if a biological weapon is used against a civilian population can be found through links to clinician information for each disease: 
Anthrax
Botulism
Plague
Smallpox
Tularemia

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Emerging Infections Program – Healthcare-associated Infections Projects

The CDC EIP HAIP engages a network of state health departments and their AMC partners to help answer critical questions about emerging HAI threats, advanced infection tracking methods, and antibiotic resistance in the US. Information gathered through this activity will play a key role in shaping future policies and recommendations targeting HAI prevention.

Health Canada CCDR Weekly (Canada Communicable Disease Report)

HealthMap
HealthMap brings together disparate data courses to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.

Institute of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus Biodefense and Bioterrorism

MedlinePlus Infections
Select specific disease from list.

MedlinePlus Infectious Diseases

ProMED-mail (International Society for Infectious Diseases)

World Health Organization Global Alert and Response (GAR)

WHO GAR Disease Outbreak News (DONs)

AVIAN FLU:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Information on Avian Influenza


Flu.gov (also includes pandemic flu, avian flu, seasonal flu, swine flu, and H1N1)

WHO Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface (HAI)

WHO Avian Influenza in Humans

BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE):

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
BSE
 (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease)

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center (NPDPSC)

USDA Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or Mad Cow Disease) Information Center

CARBAPENEM-RESISTANT ENTEROBACTERIACEAE (CRE):

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Carbapenem-Resistant Enteroacteriaceae


CORONA VIRUS and MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (MERS):

CDC Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

WHO GAR Coronavirus Infections


EBOLA:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Ebola and Women’s Health


American Medical Association (AMA)
Ebola Resource Center


The Lancet
Ebola Resource Center


National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus
Ebola


National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases (NIAID)
Ebola/Marburg


New England Journal of Medicine
Ebola Outbreak


World Health Organization (WHO)
Ebola Portal


FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Food Safety
  
 

FoodSafety.gov
The FDA, CDC, EPA, and USDA collaborate on this gateway to federal government information, resources, and data on food safety, including disease outbreaks caused by food-borne pathogens.

MedlinePlus: Food Safety

H1N1:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
2009 H1N1 Flu
(maintained for historic purposes only)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
 (for current information)


METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA):

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections


MedlinePlus: MRSA

SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS):

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)


Health Canada Learning from SARS – Renewal of Public Health in Canada (archived content)

MedlinePlus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

World Health Organization Global Alert and Response SARS

WEST NILE VIRUS:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) West Nile Virus

FAQ: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding  

West Nile Virus in the United States: Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control (2013) 

Health Canada West Nile Virus Monitor

MedlinePlus: West Nile Virus

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) West Nile Virus

Please also refer to the WEBTREATS on Disaster Preparedness and Vaccines for related links. 
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