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View Resource APHIS Factsheet: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The resurgence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or "mad cow disease," in the European Union raised eyebrows of economists and animal science professionals, alike. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted several online documents on BSE. This resource, also from USDA, is a FactSheet on BSE.

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/anima...
View Resource NOVA: Killer Disease on Campus

The online companion to the recently-aired NOVA documentary from PBS, this Web site addresses the alarming rise in the incidence of meningococcal disease in the past ten years, especially on college campuses. The site's main features include a young woman's story about her battle with the disease, an animated depiction of how meningococcal bacteria attack the human body, an interview with the...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/meningitis/
View Resource Centers for Disease Control: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Visitors to this Web site from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will find a current and reliable source of information about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The FAQs section offers a general overview of the disease and recent outbreak -- a good starting point for finding the facts behind the headline news. The site also offers recent CDC guidelines and recommendations geared toward...

https://www.cdc.gov/sars/index.html
View Resource Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

These Web sites provide detailed and timely information about SARS. The Centers for Disease Control Web site on SARS (1) is a great place to begin an online exploration of the disease and the current epidemic. Visitors will find general information about SARS, the latest CDC developments on the issue, SARS-related news, and much more. The next site is the World Health Organization's main Web page...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0530
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...

https://medlineplus.gov/monkeypoxvirusinfections.html
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...

https://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/mapviewer/
View Resource The National Academies Press: Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program

This electronic book from the National Academies Press (NAP) presents recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from the Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation. The committee -- members of the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine -- focuses on two main issues: Considerations for next steps in the pre-event vaccination program, and...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10714/chapter/1
View Resource Smithsonian Magazine: On the Trail of West Nile Virus

The July 2003 issue of Smithsonian Magazine includes a feature article about the West Nile Virus. The article offers an in-depth look at the work of a group of scientists as they "race to develop vaccines against the scourge while others probe the possible lingering effects of the mosquito-borne infection." The 7-page articles may be downloaded free of charge. The site also includes links to...

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/on-the-trail-o...
View Resource CDC: West Nile Virus

This Web site contains the most recent West Nile virus data from the Centers for Disease Control. The main features include a 2003 Human Case Count and updated maps representing the spread of the virus. A downloadable document outlines the CDC's West Nile virus surveillance and control program, which involves weekly data collection for wild birds, sentinel chicken flocks, human cases, veterinary...

https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html
View Resource i-medicine.info: Diseases Database

From i-medicine.info, the Diseases Database provides a useful reference service for medical practitioners and researchers. The Database website offers a cross-referenced index and search portal that cover such topical areas as Symptoms and Signs, General Internal Medical Disorders, Drugs and Medications, Congenital and Inherited Disorders, and more. The Diseases Database index is modeled after a...

http://www.diseasesdatabase.com/content.asp
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