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Infectious Disease

The Bad Bug Book

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has prepared a handbook on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and parasites) and natural toxins. Each chapter focuses mainly on either one foodborne pathogenic microorganism or natural toxin. In some chapters, a closely related group of organisms or natural toxins is covered. Each chapter provides information that is general in nature and abbreviated for convenience. This book is not intended to serve as a comprehensive reference source. The intent in each chapter is to provide basic facts regarding these organisms and toxins, including their characteristics, habitat or source, associated foods, infective dose, characteristic disease symptoms, complications, recent and/or major outbreaks, and any susceptible populations.

CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal

Emerging Infectious Diseases is published monthly by the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop D61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.

Federation of American Scientists Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED)

The global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins, open to all sources.

INCLEN - International Clinical Epidemilogy Network, Inc.

INCLEN is a unique global network of clinical epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health social scientists, health economists and other health professionals affiliated with key academic health-care institutions dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, by promoting equitable health care based on the best evidence of effectiveness and the efficient use of resources. This site provides data from 34 countries and 82 clinical epidemiology units who conduct collaborative, inter-disciplinary research on high-priority health problems, and to train future generations of leaders in health-care research