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Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

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Provider: IDSA
Descriptions: Much information and many links to other useful resources about infectious diseases. Practice guidelines, many available for PDA download; fact sheets.
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History of Vaccines

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Provider: College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Descriptions: Using an illustrated timeline, pictures, interviews and text, this informative website traces the beginnings and progress of vaccination and the fight against polio, diphtheria, rubella, influenza and other infectious diseases. From the website: "The College has created The History of Vaccines to provide a living, changing chronicle of the compelling history of vaccination, from pre-Jennerian variolation practices, to the defeat of polio in the Western Hemisphere, to cutting-edge approaches to novel vaccines and vaccine delivery. The site aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of the ways in which vaccines, toxoids, and passive immunization work, how they have been developed, and the role they have played in the improvement of human health." Current news about vaccines undergoing trial or investigation is also being included. Click the Activities tab to access resources that explain the different types of vaccine and how they work in the body.
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Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services

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Provider: Harris County (TX) Public Health and Environmental Services
Descriptions: This organization provides an informative website featuring community vital statistics, public health issues, clinic locations, a jobs listing, disease screening and immunization services, and disaster preparedness.
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Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Provider: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.
Descriptions: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.
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Global Alert and Response (GAR) – Pandemic (H1N1)

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Provider: World Health Organization (WHO)
Descriptions: Information and updates from the World Health Organization. Though H1N1 is in the post-pandemic stage, the site supplies information on vaccines and recommendations for further isolated outbreaks.
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Flu.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
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TheLancet.com – H1N1 Flu Resource Center

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Provider: TheLancet.com
Descriptions: The Lancet, a venerable British medical journal, is providing free resources for the health care community on the H1N1 influenza virus. Research articles from Elsevier journals, a news feed from Elsevier Global Medical News, and up-to-date information on the H1N1 pandemic from the CDC, ECDC, Eurosurveillance, PandemicFlu.gov, UK Health Protection Agency, and WHO websites are all available at this website. Currently, this site is no longer updated regularly, but the original content is still available. New information will be added in the event of a new pandemic.
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e-Meducation

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Provider: AIBS (Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences)
Descriptions: This portal lists and presents international medical education resources, mostly open-access. Included are linked lists of guidelines published by medical professional and specialty societies and government agencies worldwide, and Teaching Cases from the AIBS. The majority of information presented here is focused on infection and infectious diseases, including surgical infection and parasitic/zoonotic infections.
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Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

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Provider: Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program
Descriptions: This resource is a "...digital collection of resources for students of the history of medicine and for researchers seeking a historical context for epidemiology." (MLA News, Novermber/December 2008.) This collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized according to significant episodes of contagious disease. A timeline of dates of diseases and epidemics between 1494 and 1948 highlights events covered in the collection. Includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula and manuscripts.
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Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education

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Provider: Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Descriptions: The Cleveland Clinic, certified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, provides this website with a wide selection of (text and video) online CME units in approximately 40 medical specialties. Nursing, Dentistry and Health Care Administration are included along with medical specialties from Allergy/Immunology to Women's Health. A series of fee-based, live CME conferences is also offered.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: A good source of up-to-date consumer health information, as well as practitioner- and research-oriented and statistical public health information.
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CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maps influenza activity around the world, updated weekly. It also provides guidance for health care professionals and the public.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides a website of useful fact sheets on the hazards of, and how to prepare for, natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires etc. with a particular focus on safeguarding health of people and pets in the aftermath of such events. Some sections are also posted in Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Portuguese.
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CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
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Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

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Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Descriptions: From the website: "...the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files."
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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Provider: NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Descriptions: An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) "...conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases." Publications and reports, information on clinical studies, and general information on conditions and diseases falling within its scope of research. NIAID's scope has expanded to also include biodefense/bioterror issues in recent years.
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JHSPH Open Courseware

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Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Descriptions: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
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CDC Wonder

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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Descriptions: CDC WONDER -- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- is a menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public. It provides access to a wide array of public health information. Public-use data sets about mortality , cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality, census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed in dynamically calculated statistics, charts and maps. The data is compatible with desktop applications such as word processors, spreadsheet programs, or statistical and geographic analysis packages. File formats include plain text (ASCII), web pages (HTML), and spreadsheet files (Tab Separated Values).
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AIDSMeds.com

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Provider: Smart + Strong
Descriptions: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
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AIDSinfo

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Provider: DHHS/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: AIDS information for the practitioner is arranged in tabbed pages for practice guidelines, AIDS drug information, a clinical trials list, vaccine information, and coinfections and other accompanying health conditions. There is also a page of miscellaneous additional information, which includes links for young students writing papers about AIDS and a glossary of terms.
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AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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Provider: AHRQ
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
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ABX Guide (Antibiotics Guide)

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Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Descriptions: Browse this website by diagnosis, drug, pathogen, management and vaccine categories. Free registration required. This site is meant for medical professionals. Also contains links to other Johns Hopkins resources- their Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Global Health, HIV Guide and more.
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