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View Resource Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Journal Tracking and Analyzing Disease Trends

The US National Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Disease Control, offers the full text of its quarterly, peer reviewed journal Emerging Infectious Diseases at its web site. The issues are divided into three categories: Perspectives, dealing with the underlying causes of infectious disease emergence; Synopses, summaries of specific diseases; and Dispatches, "brief laboratory or...
View Resource Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 7, Number 4 (July-August 2001)

The July-August 2001 issue of the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases (see the January 10, 1997 Scout Report) is devoted to the West Nile Virus. The journal offers a large number of articles, many focused on the virus' presence in New York and the use of birds as early warning systems for the virus. The articles also cover outbreaks in Israel, detection of the virus in...
View Resource The Weekly Epidemiological Record

The World Health Organization publishes a freely available and easily accessible Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), and this web site has every issue, including records that date back to 1926. Readers may start anywhere, but one interesting plan of entry is to begin with the current issue, and work backwards. For instance, the November 21, 2014 issue (No. 47, 2014, 89, 517-528) includes reports...