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View Resource MEDLINEPlus: Monkeypox Virus Infections

Readers can keep up with the latest developments in the Monkeypox outbreak with this straightforward Web site from MEDLINEplus. The site features the latest Monkeypox news as well as links to authoritative sites for background information about the virus. Readers will also find information on prevention and screening, updated statistics on the outbreak from the Center for Disease Control and...
View Resource West Nile Virus Map

Given the increased concern over contagious diseases and viruses spread by various host animals and insects (such as the West Nile virus), these maps provided by the USGS are both helpful in their pragmatic applications, and for those studying the spatial distribution of the West Nile virus. The Web site begins with a brief background essay on the history of the virus, how the virus is...
View Resource Nature Web Focus: SARS

The journal Nature offers this free Web focus on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), in which "Nature's reporters pose key questions about the outbreak, and assess our preparedness to deal with future viral threats." Reader will find dozens of articles, including editorials, Science Updates, and Brief Communications from the journal. The articles trace the chronology of the SARS epidemic,...