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Selected Internet Resources – Infections,
Clinical Microbiology, Parisitology & Virology


Databases /Links

bulletGlobal Atlas of Infectious Diseases-
“In a single electronic platform, the WHO’s Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socio-economic conditions, and environmental factors. In so doing, the Atlas specifically acknowledges the broad range of determinants that influence patterns of infectious disease transmission. Over the next year, the system aims to provide a single point of access to data, reports and documents on the major diseases of poverty including malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, the diseases on their way towards eradication and elimination (such as guinea worm, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis) and epidemic prone and emerging infections for example meningitis, cholera, yellow fever and anti-infective drug resistance. The database will be updated on an ongoing basis and in addition to epidemiological information, the system aims to provide information on essential support services such as the network of communicable diseases collaborating centres, the activities of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network among others.”

bulletInfections Specialist Library of the NLH

bulletMicrobes Info – Microbiology information portal has a large collection of resources including articles, news, frequently asked questions and links to microbiology resources

bulletNational Resource for Infection Control (NRIC) – A project developed by healthcare professionals, aimed at being a single-access point to existing resources for infection control.

bulletUniversal Virus Database – Index of viruses includes information and updates from Virus Taxonomy.

bulletVaccine Page – Current news about vaccines and database of vaccine resources on the internet

bulletVirology on the Web – Index and links to internet resources in virology

World Data Centre for Micro Organisms – ” a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines, and the gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology and genome projects”. Maintained by the world federation of culture collections.



Antibiotic Guide
– Johns Hopkins. Requires free registration




bulletContagion:historical views of diseases and epidemics – “is a digital library collection that brings a unique set of resources from Harvard’s libraries to Internet users everywhere. Offering valuable insights to students of the history of medicine and to researchers seeking an historical context for current epidemiology, the collection contributes to the understanding of the global, social–history, and public–policy implications of disease. Contagion is also a unique social-history resource for students of many ages and disciplines”



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Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA)
– An international research and networking organisation promoting the prudent use of antibiotics

bulletAmerican Society for Microbiology

bulletAssociation of Medical Microbiologists

bullet2British Infection Society

bullet2Hospital Infection Society

bulletNational Foundation for Infectious Diseases

bulletSociety for General Microbiology (SGM) – “The SGM provides a common meeting ground for scientists working in research and in fields with applications in microbiology, including medicine”


Publications & Educational Materials

bullet2BioMedCentral Microbiology – An open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles

bulletEmerging Infectious Diseases – A peer reviewed journal tracking and analysing disease trends

bulletHelicobacter Pylori in Peptic Ulcer Disease – Bibliography from the National Library of Medicine

bulletMicrobiology Library.Org -Peer reviewed collection of scholarly microbiology resources


Page last updated 1 April 2010

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