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- American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI) was formed in 1979 by a group of veterinary immunologists assembled at the annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD).
- American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
- American Lyme Disease Foundation
- Animal Health/Emerging Animal Diseases
- Animal Population Institute
The Animal Population Health Institute (APHI) initiates, coordinates, and conducts research and outreach programs that serve to improve the health of animal populations, to prevent and control infectious and other important diseases of animals, and to contribute to national and international animal disease policymaking processes by providing a better understanding of disease epidemiology and pathogenesis.
USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services
- Anthrax QA
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
- Avian Influenza And Cats
This site contains recommendations for the prevention of influenza transmission to cats. (This is in response to: tigers fed raw poultry contracted influenza and died/were euthanized, and a European study showed cats could be experimentally infected with a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 avian influenza virus and could pass infection on to other cats.)
- Avian Influenza: Poultry Vaccine And Testing Update
The National Agency of Veterinary Medicine (France) has given temporary approval for an inactivated virus reverse genetics avian vaccine to aid in the prevention of avian influenza (AI) caused by the H5N1 virus.
- Baylisascaris procyonis
Baylisascaris procyonis, a roundworm infection of raccoons, is emerging as an important helminthic zoonosis, principally affecting young children.
- Canine and Feline Vaccination Protocols
Vaccine recommendations from the University of California - Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) information brochure.
- Canine Influenza
CDC media briefing on canine influenza. Presented on September 26, 2005.
- Canine Influenza Information
Questions, Answers, and Interim Guidelines - Two clinical syndromes have been seen in dogs infected with the canine influenza virus-a mild form of the disease and a more severe form that is accompanied by pneumonia.
- Canine Influenza: Detection And Sampling Guide
This site, from Cornell University, covers canine influenza detection and the proper method for sample collection and submission.
- Cat Scratch Disease
- Cattle Diseases
University of Nebraska - NU Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Colorado State University's Small Animal Vaccination Protocol
Their adoption of this routine vaccination program is based on the lack of scientific evidence to support the current practice of annual vaccination and increasing documentation showing that overvaccinating has been associated with harmful side effects.
- Compendium of Veterinary Vaccines for Transboundary Diseases
The Compendium of Veterinary Vaccines for Transboundary Diseases is intended to be an international web-based resource on the availability of vaccines for transboundary diseases. The Compendium includes a directory of vaccines by manufacturer, by country of production, and by disease. Government regulatory officials and vaccine manufacturers are encouraged to update and add information to make this a truly valuable international resource.
- Doctor Fungus
An on-line reference to all things mycological. The site is intended as a comprehensive resource for descriptions of the fungi and the infections that they may cause in people, animals, and plants.
- Doctor Fungus
On-line reference to all things mycological: people, animals, plants and more.
- Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Sources For Veterinarians
This list provides useful epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, and biostatistics resources on the Web. Topics include history of epidemiological research, how to read a paper, and interpretation of various statistical tests.
- Exotic Newcastle Disease
Exotic Newcastle Disease is a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting all species of birds. It is one of the most infectious diseases of poultry in the world. The California Animal and Food Safety Services has provided recent information and fact sheets.
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis
(PDF) Updated information from the WINN Foundation provides valuable information for cat breeders and veterinarians concerning FIP. This article discusses transmission, prevention, testing, and the FIP vaccine.
- Feline Panleukopenia
Information Sheet - Feline: Panleukopenia
- Herpesviridae Infections
Reviews the taxonomy of herpes infections, as well as transmission, diagnosis, and prevention of herpes virus infection affecting horses, dogs, swine, and cattle.
- Human Anthrax Associated with an Epizootic Among Livestock — North Dakota, 2000
- Mad Cows: Behind the British Beef Scare
Information on rabies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Rabies Lab
The KSUCVM Rabies Lab performs a variety of services including serologic testing of humans, serologic testing of animals for export to rabies free countries, diagnostic testing of Kansas and Nebraska animals, maintenance of numerous related databases, etc. This site's special sections include: FA Test for Rabies, Serologic Testing (RFFIT and FAVN), Rabies in the News, and Rabies links.
- Systems Checklist For Locating Particular Infectious Disease(s)
This useful publication lists infectious diseases of dogs and cats by organ system; practitioners can then click on a disease to obtain more information. There are similar lists of external and internal parasites and protozoal infections. Access to the article is free, but you do have to log in.
- The Big Picture Book Of Viruses
A catalog of virus pictures and an educational resource of information about viruses. Find a specific virus by name, structure, host or disease.
- Transmission Of Equine Influenza Virus To Dogs
(PDF) This report provides biological, serological, and molecular evidence of interspecies transmission of the equine influenza A (H3N8) virus to canines. Sustained circulation of the virus in the dog population, as canine influenza, raises the possibility that dogs may provide a new source of transmission of novel influenza A viruses to humans.
- UF College of Veterinary Medicine Public Relations Office
Protocol for Collection and Shipping of Serum Samples for Canine Influenza Antibody Tests.
- Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force: Roundtable Discussion
This is a condensed transcript of the Roundtable Discussion.
- Wildlife Zoonoses
Health concerns to be aware of when working with wildlife.
- World Animal Health Information Database
This database provides access to all data within the OIE's World Animal Health Information System. It replaces and substantially extends the former online interface named Handistatus II System, which compiled data from 1996-2004. The WAHID is a milestone in the organization's efforts to improve the transparency, efficiency, and speed with which animal health information is disseminated around the world.
- Zoonotic Diseases
Fact sheets on specific zoonotic diseases
- ACIP Immunization (Human)
Immunization recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Note: ACIP recommendations are not updated annually, but as new data dictate. All documents on this page are current, regardless of publication date.
- AIDS Pathology (Human)
A textbook of AIDS pathology (in pdf format) is available. The site contains a detail presentation of the pathology of HIV and AIDS. Prepared by The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education at Florida State University College of Medicine.
Frequently asked questions about Anthrax from the Centers for Disease Control.
- Anthrax - CDC
- Anthrax - New York State Department of Health Communicable Disease Fact Sheet
- Anthrax Information Page
- Anthrax News - Yahoo!
- Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP) Site
- Anthrax: A Possible Case History
- Antimicrobial Resistance
Misuse of antimicrobial drugs is causing the reappearance of many forms of infectious diseases that were formerly well controlled. The CDC's information is aimed at human medicine and physicians, but also provides information applicable to veterinary medicine, especially food animal medicine.
- Avian Influenza Update
WHO is coordinating the global response to human cases of H5N1 avian influenza and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic, but other helpful information is provided by the Center For Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/index.htm) and the Department of Health and Human Services (http://www.pandemicflu.gov/)
- Bacterial Pathogen Pronunciation Station
- Bioterrorism Alleging Use of Anthrax and Interim Guidelines for Management -- United States, 1998
- Bird Flu
Information on the new PCR test for detection of avian influenza.
- Cat-Scratch Fever
A slowly progressive, self-limiting, and chronic lymphadenopathy occurring in children. Lecture notes from Dr. Neal Chamberlain.
- CBRNE – Biological Warfare Agents
eMedicine Journal, July 3 2001, Volume 2, Number 7
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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- Clinical and Epidemiologic Principles of Anthrax
- Department Of Defense (DOD) Sites
Information About the Anthrax Vaccine and the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP)
- Disease Outbreak News
Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR) pages presented by WHO.
- Division of Parasitic Disease
Identification and diagnosis of parasites of public health concern. Includes an image library.
- DNA Vaccine Web
A Global Platform for Vaccine Research & Development
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Human Cutaneous Anthrax -- North Carolina, 1987
- Federation of American Scientists & ProMed
While the human race battles itself, fighting over ever more crowded turf and scarcer resources, the advantage moves to the microbes' court.
- Food Allergy Network
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) exists to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. Site includes Alerts, which provide information on recalls and food adulterant warnings for people with food allergies.
- Health Topics A to Z from the CDC
A listing of disease and health topics,
- Human Ingestion of Bacillus Anthracis-Contaminated Meat --- Minnesota, August 2000
- Infectious Diseases Society of America (Human)
This organization represents physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. Site contains both public-access and members-only information.
- Influenza Information
2003-04 Influenza Season Summary Update: The Disease (Symptoms, Treatment, Complications, And Spread), Prevention And Control (Flu Shots, Anti-Influenza Drugs, and Traveler Information), The Viruses (Types Of Influenza Viruses, and World-Wide Epidemics), Flu Questions And Answers (Information On Symptoms, and Vaccinations And Myths), and Health Care Provider Information.
- International Society for Infectious Diseases
(ISID) was created to bring together all individuals interested in infectious diseases, including infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, public health workers, parasitologists, virologists, mycologists, molecular biologists, and others with similar concerns.
- Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases
News items from John Hopkins.
- Lyme Disease Network
- Management Of Human Allergies To Pets
Angell Memorial Hospital's client information on allergies and animals. Includes advice on physician selection and interaction, control of the household environment, management of pets themselves, and reduction of molds around the house. This information is intended for the allergic owner, but it can also help the atopic pet.
- Medical Criteria
This site was designed to provide unifying concepts for disease definitions, classifications, diagnostic criteria, indications, and contraindications in medicine. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order, and range from agoraphobia to diabetes mellitus to indications for renal biopsy and causes of syncope. Site does contain ads and popups.
- Merck Manual - Erysipelothricosis
- National Center for Infectious Diseases Surveillance Resources pages
Offers information about disease surveillance systems operating within or collaborating with the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
- Pandemic Flu information
This Department of Health and Human Services site provides comprehensive government-wide information on pandemic influenza and avian influenza. In the event of a pandemic, PandemicFlu.gov will be the authoritative site for U.S. government information on the pandemic.
- Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Surveillance Program
West nile virus infection found in crows in southeaster Pennsylvania. Links to information about the virus, how to reduce the risk and steps that can be taken to reduce the risk.
- Photo Gallery of Pathogenic Bacteria
Photographs of pathogenic bacteria.
- Preventing Infections From Pets
A guide for people with HIV infection. You do not have to give up your pet. This question and answer information center discusses several simple precautions you need to take.
- Sensitivity And Specificity
Practical examples using sensitivity, specificity, gold (reference) standard, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value.
- Surveillance for Adverse Events Associated with Anthrax Vaccination — U.S. Department of Defense, 1998–2000
- The " Bad Bug Book"
This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.
- The US Army Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
- Use of Anthrax Vaccine in the United States
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
- WHO Guidance on Anthrax
- Who Is Sick
This beta site is attempting to catalog illnesses by location, signs/symptoms, etc. Who Is Sick was started in 2006 with a mission to provide current and local sickness information to the public, without the hassle of dealing with hospitals or doctors. With a strong belief in the power of people and a faith that user-generated content can be extremely valuable, the site set out to create an entirely new system for tracking and monitoring sickness information.
- World Anthrax Data Site
- World Health Organization
A Friendly Reminder: You are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Recommendations and discussions of cases should be considered as recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications.