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Public Health Guidelines

Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
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).

 

Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
This document provides updated recommendations concerning the management of occupational exposures to HIV.

 

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Guidelines
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.

 

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care
The WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in health care and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and HCWs.

 

Blood Borne Virus Infections – Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

HIV Clinical Guidelines Portal
Links to U.S. HIV management guidelines including laboratory testing and antiretroviral therapy for adults and children.

 

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP): Information on HIV Treatment

Drug development, research, and treatment of infections associated with HIV such as HCV and HBV.

 

AASLD/IDSA/IAS-USA HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C

 

European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL) Hepatitis Guidelines

 

Respiratory Virus Infections

 

National Respiratory and Enterovirus Surveillance System

 

World Health Organization Global Influenza Update

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 
These guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were updated by CDC after consultation with a group of professionals knowledgeable in the field of STDs who met in Atlanta on April 30–May 2, 2013. 

 

Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae — 2014
This report updates CDC’s 2002 recommendations regarding screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections.

 

Bioterrorism

 

Select Agent Program and Select Agent Regulation, 42 CFR 72.6
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.

 

Bioterrorism Readiness Plan - A Template for Healthcare Facilities
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.

 

CDC Bioterrorism Home Page
Contains links to a wealth of information on bioterrorism preparedness.

 

NIAID Biodefense Page
On this site, you will find biodefense-related information for biomedical researchers, the public, and the media.

 

Terrorism Preparedness Compendium - MMWR
Contains links to Smallpox, Anthrax, and other terrorism related reports and recommendations.

 

Laboratory Regulation Links

 

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) 
CMS regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

 

FDA Home Page
Contains safety alerts, Medwatch, new product approvals, FDA news, and more.


Journals and Subscriptions

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases
A peer-reviewed journal that tracks and analyzes disease trends.  Subscription is free.  Electronic and print versions available.

 

Journal of Virology

The Journal of Virology is the portal for reporting of the basic science of virology, from virion structure to virus-host interactions, vaccines, and antivirals.

 

Journal of General Virology
The Journal of General Virology publishes papers that describe original research in virology and contribute significantly to their field.

 

Journal of Virological Methods
The Journal of Virological Methods publishes original papers and invited reviews covering techniques on all aspects of virology.

 

Journal of Medical Virology
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
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
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
Virus Research provides a means of rapid publication for original papers on fundamental research concerning virus structure, replication, and pathogenesis.

 

Antiviral Research
A Multidisciplinary Journal of Antiviral Agents, Natural Host Defense Mechanisms, Interferons and Antiviral Vaccines

 

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Journal of Clinical Microbiology (JCM) publishes the most current research related to the laboratory diagnosis of human and animal infections and the role of the laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and the elucidation of the epidemiology of infections.

 

Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Clinical Microbiology Reviews (CMR) analyzes the latest developments in clinical microbiology and immunology, providing the current state of knowledge in the field, as well as balanced, thought-provoking perspectives on controversial issues.

 

Listservs

 

DivCNet
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
Listserver sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, Division C.  Open only to directors of Clinical Microbiology laboratories. 

ProMed Mail
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. 

 

Organizations

European Society for Clinical Virology
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

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 Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection

 

International Union of Microbiological Societies

 

Reference and Query Sites

 

National Centers for Biotechnology Information

PubMed, Blast, GenBank, and more.  Fully searchable.

 

National Laboratory Training Network - Lending Library

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

Contains an impressive list of virology-related links.  Many links to on-line courses and course materials.

 

FDA Approved Device Search Engine (CDRH only)

Use multiple search parameters to find approved devices.

 

FDA Approved Devices and Facilities (CBER)

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.

 

Effect of Viruses on Tissue Culture

 

Public Health Image Library

Photos from the CDC and the Public Health Service.

 

MSDS Forms for Infectious Agents - Canada
Contains MSDS data for most of the commonly found pathogenic organisms.

 

HHS Employee Directory

Search for names, addresses, and telephone numbers of HHS employees.

 

COPAN Diagnostics Educational and Training Videos

 

Images of Dermatologic Manifestations of Viral Infection, Including Lesions and Histopathology

 

Information about Individual Viruses

 

Adenoviruses

General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch of the CDC.

 

Arenaviruses

General Information on Arenaviruses from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

 

Cytomegalovirus Infections

General information on CMV from the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Fact Sheet

FAQ from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. Includes links to images of mosquito vectors.

 

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

General information on Ebola from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

 

Ebola Preparedness Assessment and CDC Guidelines for Planning and Readiness

 

Enterovirus Infections (Non-Polio)

General information and links from the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

 

Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis

General fact sheet provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

 

Filoviruses

General information on Filoviruses from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

 

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

 

All About Hantaviruses

Links to a wide variety of Hantavirus information provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases

 

Hendra Virus Page

The CDC answers your questions about Hendra virus.

 

Hepatitis A Page

General information about hepatitis A infections.

 

Hepatitis PowerPoint Slide Sets from the CDC

Slide sets on HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV, and general information about hepatitis.

 

Hepatitis B Page
General information about hepatitis B

 

Hepatitis B Serology - Interpretation Table

Guidelines for interpreting HBV serologies.

 

Hepatitis C Page

Hepatitis C information page from the CDC.

 

Hepatitis C: What Clinicians and Other Health Professionals Need to Know

The University of Washington was funded by the Division of Viral hepatitis to develop a self-study, interactive course for medical providers on Hepatitis C infection. At this time, Module 1: Screening and Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Infection and Module 2: Evaluation, Staging, and Monitoring of Chronic Hepatitis C are active. 

 

HIV/AIDS Page

Information from the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention

 

HIV/AIDS Slide Sets from the CDC

AIDS surveillance information and dot maps.

 

Influenza Page - United States

General information for health care providers.

 

NCID Influenza Surveillance Page

Information about influenza infections updated weekly by the CDC.

 

EuroGROG Influenza Bulletin

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 for the years 1984 to 2015.  Future situational reports are not being compiled by this organization at this time.

 

General Recommendations for Preventing Influenza Among Travelers

General information from the Traveler's Health program.

 

CDC Japanese Encephalitis Home Page

FAQs, maps, fact sheets, and vaccine information from the CDC.

 

La Crosse Virus Fact Sheet

Information from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases

 

Lassa Fever

General information on Lassa Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC

 

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

General information on LCM from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

 

Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever

General information on Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.

 

Measles (Rubeola)

General information and links provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

 

Mumps Virus

General information on mumps virus, pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis.  PDF format.

 

Norovirus

General and food-handlers fact sheets provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

 

Parainfluenza Virus Information

Information from the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC

 

Parvovirus B19

General fact sheet and fact sheet on Parvovirus B19 and pregnancy.  Provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

 

Poliovirus

General information on poliomyelitis and polio infections provided by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.  PDF format.

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

General information, surveillance, and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

 

Rift Valley Fever

General information on Rift Valley Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC

 

Rotavirus

http://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/index.html

General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

 

Rubella Virus

General information and slides on Rubella Virus provided by the CDC.

 

Smallpox

Smallpox homepage from the Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response.  Links to multiple documents.

 

Smallpox Images

Links to smallpox images from the CDC and the WHO.

 

St. Louis Encephalitis

CDC Answers Your Questions About St. Louis Encephalitis.  FAQ from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.

 

Varicella Disease

General and clinical information on Varicella from the National Immunization Program.

 

West Nile Virus Basics

General information and links from the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.

 

West Nile Virus - Links to State and Local West Nile Sites

Quickly find West Nile information from state and city health departments.

 

West Nile Virus - Revised CDC Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control. (2001)

 

Virus Groups

Viral Gasteroenteritis

General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch of the CDC.

 

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

General information on Rift Valley Fever from the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC.


Viral Meningitis
General information and links provided by the Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch of the CDC.

 

Enterovirus D68

 

MERS

 

Ebola 

 

 

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