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An Overview

Emerging Infections of Public Health Importance: An APEC-EINet Online Course from the University of Washington

Anthrax

General Disease Information
How to Handle Anthrax: CDC guidelines
Surveillance Case Definitions: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Lab Protocol: CDC guidelines
Guidelines for Surveillance and Control: World Health Organization
Anthrax as a Biological Weapon: Consensus Statement by The Journal of the American Medical Association
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anthrax Vaccine: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, December 15, 2000
World Map of Incidence: World Health Organization Collaborating Center, July 25, 2000

Dengue Fever

Vector-Borne Diseases: APEC-EINet Online Lecture by Dr. Duane Gubler
APEC Emerging Infections Network Special Dengue Edition: 1998 overview of dengue in the Asia-Pacific region US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Information on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: 1998 article by Duane Gubler in the Clinical Microbiology Reviews, published by the American Society for Microbiology Dengue in the Americas: The Epidemics of 2000: PAHO report WHO: Dengue Factsheet: General overview of dengue prevalence, characteristics, transmission, treatment, control and prevention WHO: Dengue and DHF Prevention and Control

E. coli

Food-Borne Illnesses, E. coli and food-processing issues: APEC-EINet Online Lecture by John Kobayashi, MD, MPH
E. coli O157:H7: CDC document outlining causes, prevention and treatment
Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli: United Kingdom's Institute of Food Research (IFR) site

Fungal Infectious Diseases

Systemic Fungal Diseases: Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Diagnostic Images from Dermatology Online Atlas
CDC Questions and Answers
Healthy Child Care

Salmonella

Salmonella Enteritidis Infection: CDC article outlining cause, prevention and treatment of salmonella
Salmonellosis: CDC questions and answers

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis: Its Re-emergence, Resistance, and Therapies: by Carrie Horwitch, MD, MPH
Frequently Asked Questions
International Notification of Cases
Major TB Guidelines
Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Philippines Public Health Development Project

West Nile Virus

US Maps
CDC Background Information
US Department of Argiculture Current Status Report

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