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Administration

CLIA related Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulation Announcements
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/clia/CLIAfedregin.html
Text and PDF files from the Federal Register and CFR announcements.

CLIA Home Page (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, formerly HCFA)
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/clia/
CMS regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

CLIA Complexity Classification (FDA) and Device Database
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/clia/
The categorization of commercially marketed in vitro diagnostic tests under CLIA are now the responsibility of the FDA.  Also includes a searchable device database with associated classification.

FDA Home Page
http://www.fda.gov
Contains safety alerts, Medwatch, new product approvals, FDA news, and more.

Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/RR/RR5203.pdf
Testing for the presence of antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) is recommended for initially identifying persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (CDC. RR-19]:1--33).

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/RR/RR5116.pdf
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in health-care settings. In addition, it provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health-care settings.

Guidelines (Updated) for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/RR/RR5011.pdf
This report updates and consolidates all previous U.S. Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Health-Related Hoaxes and Rumors
http://www.cdc.gov/hoax_rumors.htm
Information from the CDC on health-related hoaxes and rumors.
  Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Safety (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/oivd/index.html
This is the office at FDA that reviews, clears or approves assays for laboratory use.

Select Agent Program and Select Agent Regulation, 42 CFR 72.6
http://www.cdc.gov/od/sap/
This site contains information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC regulates laboratories that have and utilize biological agents and toxins that can pose a severe threat to public health and safety.

Screening Tests for Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections - 2002.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/RR/RR5115.pdf
This report updates the 1993 guidelines for selecting laboratory tests for C. trachomatis with an emphasis on screening men and women in the United States.  In addition, these guidelines consider tests from an economic perspective and expand the previous guidelines to address detection of N. gonorrhoeae as well as C. trachomatis infections.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Guidelines - 2002
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/RR/RR5106.pdf
Included in these updated guidelines are new alternative regimens for scabies, bacterial vaginosis, early syphilis, and granuloma inguinale; an expanded section on the diagnosis of genital herpes (including type-specific serologic tests); new recommendations for treatment of recurrent genital herpes among persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); a revised approach to the management of victims of sexual assault; expanded regimens for the treatment of urethral meatal warts; and inclusion of hepatitis C as a sexually transmitted infection. In addition, these guidelines emphasize education and counseling for persons infected with human papillomavirus, clarify the diagnostic evaluation of congenital syphilis, and present information regarding the emergence of quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae and implications for treatment. Recommendations also are provided for vaccine-preventable STDs, including hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
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CDC Bioterrorism Home Page
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/
Contains links to a wealth of information on bioterrorism preparedness.
  Terrorism Preparedness Compendium - MMWR
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/indexbt.html
  Bioterrorism Act
http://www.fda.gov/oc/bioterrorism/bioact.html
Contains PDF and HTML versions of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which President Bush signed into law June 12, 2002. Also contains the FDA's plans for implementing the Act.

Bioterrorism Resources
http://www.apic.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeGuidance/Topics/Bioterrorism/Bioterrorism.htm
Wide variety of information from the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
  NIAID Biodefense Page
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/biodefense/
On this site, you will find biodefense-related information for biomedical researchers, the public, and the media.
  Bioterrorism Readiness Plan - A template for healthcare facilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/bt/13apr99APIC-CDCBioterrorism.PDF
In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), APIC offers this Bioterrorism Readiness Plan to serve as a reference document and initial template to facilitate preparation of bioterrorism readiness plans for individual institutions.

WHO Bioterrorism Page
http://www.who.int/health_topics/bioterrorism/en/
This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic.
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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrsubscribe.html

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Emerging Infectious Diseases
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm
A peer-reviewed journal that tracks and analyzes disease trends.  Subscription is free.  Electronic and print versions available.

Journal of Clinical Virology
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/524062/description#description
The official journal of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology and The European Society for Clinical Virology
Former title: Clinical and Diagnostic Virology

Journal of Virology
http://jvi.asm.org/
Published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Journal of General Virology
http://vir.sgmjournals.org/
The Journal of General Virology publishes papers that describe original research in virology and contribute significantly to their field.

Journal of Virological Methods
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/0/6/0/8/0/index.htt
The Journal of Virological Methods ublishes original papers and invited reviews covering techniques on all aspects of virology.

Journal of Medical Virology
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=32763
The Journal of Medical Virology provides a means of rapid publication of original scientific papers on fundamental as well as applied research concerning viruses affecting humans. These include reports describing the characterization, diagnosis, epidemiology, immunology and pathogenesis of human virus infections, as well as basic studies on virus morphology, genetics, replication and host-cell interactions.

Reviews in Medical Virology
http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1052-9276/
The aim of this journal is to provide virologists with articles reviewing conceptual or technological advances in diverse areas of virology. Topics covered will include the molecular biology, cell biology, replication, pathogenesis, immunology, immunization, epidemiology, diagnosis or treatment of viruses of medical importance.

Virology
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/6/2/2/9/5/2/index.htt
Virology publishes the results of basic research in all branches of virology, including the viruses of vertebrates and invertebrates, plants, bacteria, and yeasts/fungi.

Virus Research
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/0/6/0/5/4/index.htt
Virus Research provides a means of rapid publication for original papers on fundamental research concerning virus structure, replication, and pathogenesis.

Antiviral Research
http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/2/1/8/5/2/index.htt
A Multidisciplinary Journal of Antiviral Agents, Natural Host Defence Mechanisms, Interferons and Antiviral Vaccines

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DivCNet

http://mail.asmusa.org/scripts/lyris.pl?enter=divc
Listserver sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Division (Division C).  Open to anyone with an interest in Clinical Microbiology.  Almost 1600 members worldwide.

  ClinMicroNet
jmm8@cdc.gov
Listserver sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, Division C.  Open only to directors of Clinical Microbiology laboratories.  To join, send an E-mail message to Dr. Mike Miller at the CDC. More than 400 members worldwide.
  PASCV Listserver
http://www.virology.org/listserver.html
Listserver sponsored by the Pan American Society for Virology.  Open to members of the Society.  Among those topics frequently aired are reports of viral isolations, problems with specific reagents, and queries regarding technical details.
  Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Listserver
http://www.amp.org/Membership/champ.htm
Listserver sponsored by the Association for Molecular Pathology.  Open to members only.
  ProMed Mail
http://www.promedmail.org
Sponsored by the International Society for Infectious Diseases, this listserver serves as an electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins.  Open to everyone.  
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Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
http://www.virology.org
Home page contains newsletters and important links.

European Society for Clinical Virology
http://www.escv.org/
This Society is open to all those interested in viruses as causes of disease in man and animals, whether as general, pediatric or veterinary clinicians, infectious disease physicians, diagnostic virologists or microbiologists, pure or applied virologists or simply from curiosity.

American Society for Virology
http://www.asv.org/
The American Society for Virology provides a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches.
  UK Clinical Virology Network
http://www.clinical-virology.org/
Clinical algorithms, diagnostic protocols, viruses in circulation, sample collection information and more can be found at this site.
  Asia Pacific Society for Medical Virology
http://www.apsmv.org

International Union of Microbiological Societies
http://www.iums.org/

Reference and Query Sitestop
  AskIT!
http://questions.askit.com/askit?topic=28493758
Ask the experts about clinical microbiology and virology

National Centers for Biotechnology Information
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
PubMed, Blast, GenBank, and more.  Fully searchable.

National Laboratory Training Network - Lending Library
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/libnltn/
More than nine hundred training and educational materials are available for loan, free of charge, to laboratory scientists. Ideal for in-service training, cross-training, student education and self-study.

All the Virology on the WWW
http://www.virology.net/
Contains an impressive list of virology-related links.  Many links to on-line courses and course materials.

Centrifugal Force Calculator
http://www.bd.com/vacutainer/products/molecular/citrate/procedure.asp#forcecalc
Enter two of the following - radius (cm), RCF (gravities), and rpm - and the program calculates the third parameter.

FDA Approved Device Search Engine (CDRH only)
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/listing.cfm
Use multiple search parameters to find approved devices.

FDA Approved Devices and Facilities (CBER)
http://www.fda.gov/cber/products.htm
The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) regulates the medical devices involved in the collection, processing, testing, manufacture and administration of licensed blood, blood components and cellular products. CBER also regulates all HIV test kits used both to screen donor blood, blood components and cellular products, and to diagnose, treat and monitor persons with HIV and AIDs.

Public Health Image Library
http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/default.asp
Photos from the CDC and the Public Health Service.

Zip Code Finder
http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html
Enter an address and the standardized address and ZIP+4 Code will be returned.

One Look Dictionary
http://www.onelook.com/
Search more than 800 dictionaries including the slang dictionary.

MSDS Forms for Infectious Agents - Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/msds-ftss/index.html#f
Contains MSDS data for most of the commonly found pathogenic organisms.

MapQuest
http://www.mapquest.com/
Get maps, driving directions, and reverse directions quickly.

Telephone Numbers and Reverse Number Lookup
http://www.smartpages.com/whitepages/?From=SBC.com/
Look up telephone numbers.  Search by telephone number to find the name and address associated with that number.

HHS Employee Directory
http://directory.psc.gov/employee.htm
Search for names, addresses, and telephone numbers of HHS employees.

National Institutes of Health Directory and Email Forwarding Service
https://ned.nih.gov/search/search.aspx
Search for names, addresses, and telephone numbers of NIH employees.
  Familiar Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/100/
Search Bartlet's quotations, Columbia quotations, and Simpson's quotations for that special phrase.

Cost of Living Calculator
http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html
Thinking about relocating to another city?  Find out how much you need to make to maintain your lifestyle.
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Clinical Virology Symposium
http://hsc.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/medmicro/virology/index.htm

Topics, hotel information, contact information and a secure socket sign-up page.

  Molecular Virology Workshop
http://hsc.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/medmicro/virology/index.htm
Topics, hotel information, contact information and a secure socket sign-up page.
Information about Individual Virusestop
  Adenoviruses
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/respiratory/eadfeat.htm
General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch of the CDC.
  Arenaviruses
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/arena.htm
General Information on Arenaviruses from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

Cytomegalovirus Infections
http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/
General information on CMV from the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Fact Sheet
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/eeefact.htm
FAQ from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. Includes links to images of mosquito vectors.

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/ebola.htm
General information on Ebola from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

Enterovirus Infections  (Non-Polio)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/enterovirus/non-polio_entero.htm
General information and links fromt he Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.htm
General fact sheet provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Filoviruses
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/filoviruses.htm
General information on Filoviruses from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/enterovirus/hfhf.htm
General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

All About Hantaviruses
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hanta/hps/index.htm
Links to a wide variety of Hantavirus information provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases

Hendra Virus Page
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/nipah.htm
The CDC answers your questions about Hendra virus.

Hepatitis A Page
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/a/index.htm
General information about hepatitis A infections.

Hepatitis PowerPoint Slide Sets from the CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/slideset/index.htm
Slide sets on HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV, and general information about hepatitis.

Hepatitis B Page
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/index.htm
General information about hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Serology - Interpretation Table
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/Bserology.htm
Guidelines for interpreting HBV serologies.

Hepatitis C Page
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/index.htm
Hepatitis C information page fromt the CDC.

Hepatitis C: What Clinicians and Other Health Professionals Need to Know
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/C_Training/edu/default.htm
This is an interactive web-based training course designed by the Division of Viral Hepatitis and the Division of Media and Training Services to guide health professionals as they face this major public health threat. The text is based upon the MMWR: Recommendations for prevention and control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and HCV-related chronic disease.
  Herpes Education (UK)
herpeseducation.org
This web site provides comprehensive information about genital herpes for both the general public and healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom.

International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF)
http://www.ihmf.org

HIV/AIDS Page
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/facts.htm
Information from the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention

HIV/AIDS Slide Sets from the CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/graphics.htm
AIDS surveillance information and dot maps.

Influenza Page - United States
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluvirus.htm
General information for health care providers.

NCID Influenza Surveillance Page
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/weekly.htm
Information about influenza infections updated weekly by the CDC.

EuroGROG Influenza Bulletin
http://www.eurogrog.org/html/maps.html
The EuroGROG Bulletin gives a global view of the situation of influenza at a glance in 30 European countries, spanning from Iceland to the far east of Russia.

The Economic Impact of Pandemic Influenza in the United States: Priorities for Intervention
http://www.cdc.gov//ncidod/eid/vol5no5/meltzer.htm
Article from Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal.

Pandemic Influenza:  A planning guide for state and local officials
http://www.astho.org/pubs/PandemicInfluenza.pdf
Nature's Terrorist Attack: Pandemic Influenza: A planning guide for state health officials.

General Recommendations for Preventing Influenza Among Travelers
http://www.cdc.gov//travel/diseases/influenza.htm
General information from the Traveler's Health program.

CDC Japanese Encephalitis Home Page
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/jencephalitis/index.htm
FAQs, maps, fact sheets, and vaccine information from the CDC.

La Crosse Virus Fact Sheet
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/lacfact.htm
Information from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases

Lassa Fever
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/lassaf.htm
General information on Lassa Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/lcmv.htm
General information on LCM from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/marburg.htm
General information on Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

Measles (Rubeola)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus/sub_measles.htm
General information and links provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Mumps Virus
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus/sub_mumps.htm
General information on mumps virus, pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis.  PDF format.

Norovirus
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus/sub_norwalk.htm
General and foodhandlers fact sheets provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Parainfluenza Virus Information
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/respiratory/hpivfeat.htm
Information from the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC

Parvovirus B19
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus/sub_parvovirus.htm
General fact sheet and fact sheet on Parvovirus B19 and pregnancy.  Provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Poliovirus
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/polio-508.pdf
General information on poliomyelitis and polio infections provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.  PDF format.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus
http://www.cdc.gov/rsv/index.html
General information, surveillance, and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

Rift Valley Fever
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/rvf.htm
General information on Rift Valley Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC

Rotavirus
http://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/index.htm
General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

Rubella Virus
http:// www.cdc.gov/rubella/
General information and slides on Rubella Virus provided by the CDC.
  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS):
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/guidance/f/index.htm
Supplement F Laboratory Guidance

Smallpox
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/
Smallpox homepage from the Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response.  Links to multiple documents.

Smallpox Images
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/smallpox-images/index.asp
Links to smallpox images from the CDC and the WHO.

St. Louis Encephalitis
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/sle/Sle_FactSheet.html
CDC Answers Your Questions About St. Louis Encephalitis.  FAQ from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.

Varicella Disease
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/varicella/default.htm
General and clinical information on Varicella from the National Immunization Program.

West Nile Virus Basics
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm
General information and links from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.

West Nile Virus - Links to State and Local West Nile Sites
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/city_states.htm
Quickly find West Nile information from state and city health departments.
  West Nile Virus - Revised CDC Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control. (2001)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/resources/wnv-guidelines-apr-2001.pdf
Document is 111 pages.  In PDF format.
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Viral Gasteroenteritis
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/gastro/faq.htm
General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/vhf.htm
General information on Rift Valley Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

Viral Meningitis
http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral/viral-faqs.htm
General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch of the CDC.

National Respiratory and Enterovirus Surveillance System
http://www.cdc.gov/surveillance/nrevss/rsv/natl-trend.html
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  Garry Lab
http://www.som.tulane.edu/microbiology/garry.htm
Research laboratory of Robert F. Garry, Ph.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine. We are located in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, where our virology research centers on retroviruses, autoimmunity and retroviruses in autoimmunity.
 
     
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