Category: Infectious Diseases

  • African Trypanosomiasis
    • African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a severe disease, which is fatal if left untreated. It is closely related to a widespread infection of cattle known as N’gana, which restricts cattle rearing in many prime areas of Africa. Sleeping sickness claims comparatively few lives annually, but the risk of major epidemics means that surveillance and ongoing control measures must be maintained.
  • Basic Facts About Leprosy
    • What it is and its transmission.
  • BMC Infectious Diseases
    • BMC Infectious Diseases is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.
  • Cholera Outbreak Training and Shigellosis Program
    • Cholera Outbreak Training and Shigellosis Program offers advice on identifying, treating, and preventing cholera. The program also includes quizzes to test your knowledge and a diagram of a hospital for treating cholera.
  • CNS Viral Infections
    • Syndromes of aseptic meningitis, encephalitis and flaccid paralysis.
  • Communicable Diseases
    • Online course covering the topics: infection prevention & control, travel medicine, immunization, contact diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, Vector Borne disease, malaria, Helminthic diseases, acute respiratory infections, meningitis, tuberculosis and leporasy, and diseases from animals.
  • Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever
    • Early recognition, diagnosis and hospital management. An audiovisual guide for health care workers responding to outbreaks.
  • Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control
    • A practical guide to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever. Now in its second edition, the book has been revised to reflect considerable recent gains in knowledge, particularly concerning methods of laboratory diagnosis and strategies for vector surveillance and control. All dimensions of the global dengue problem - from the characteristics of epidemics to the complexities of diagnosis - are addressed in this concise, yet comprehensive guide.
  • Disease Eradication
    • Review issues related to the eradication of an infectious disease: Smallpox, Polio.
  • Disease Prevention and Control
    • Developed in Ethiopia and intended for health extension workers.
  • Epidemiology of Diarrheal Diseases
    • The pathophysiology of the major causes of childhood infectious diarrhea, the importance of diarrhea in children globally and the associated pathogens, risk factors and transmission patterns for diarrhea and related preventive interventions.
  • Eradicating Guinea
    • worm disease booklet
  • Hepatitis B
    • An overview of the disease preventive methods and interventions.
  • Hepatitis C and E.
    • Provides overview of Hepatitis C and E with descriptions of the symptoms. Includes pictures.
  • Influenza in Tropical Regions
    • This article discusses how widespread a problem influenza still is in tropical regions, and methods for measuring its impact.
  • Influenza: Virus and Disease, Epidemics and Pandemics
    • What is influenza disease? What is the epidemiology of the virus? What is the biology of influenza virus? Current use of vaccines and antiviral drugs along with planning for the pandemic are included in this lecture.
  • Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Overview of Infectious diseases in the United States and globally.
  • Lyme Disease and Its Epidemiology
    • Explains in detail about the effects of Lyme disease, its background/origins, what causes it, etc.
  • Management of a Measles Epidemic (2013)
    • Practical guide for doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, medical auxiliaries and logisticians. This manual is intended for medical and non-medical personnel involved in monitoring and managing epidemics at every level of the health care system. We have tried to respond in the most practical way possible to the problems faced by staff, using the recommendations from reference organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the field experience of Médecins Sans Frontières. This manual is broken down into eight chapters dealing with the epidemiology of the disease, immunisation and its impact and the various components of outbreak response.
  • Mathematical Modeling Dynamics of Infection
    • Lecture slides on how mathematical modeling permits conceptual epidemiological experiments on epidemics, herd immunity, etc.
  • Measles
    • Different goals of measles control, virologic and clinical aspects of measles, Basic epidemiology of measles virus, Strategies for control, Obstacles to control, Eradication.
  • Meningococcal Disease: Global Problem, Local Solutions
    • Powerpoint lecture.
  • Modelling the Impact of Antiretroviral Use in Resource-Poor Settings
    • The anticipated scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in high-prevalence, resource-constrained settings requires operational research to guide policy on the design of treatment programmes. Mathematical models can explore the potential impacts of various treatment strategies, including timing of treatment initiation and provision of laboratory monitoring facilities, to complement evidence from pilot programmes.
  • Prise en charge d’une épidémie de rougeole (2013)
    • Guide pratique à l’usage des médecins, infirmiers, techniciens de laboratoire, auxiliaires de santé et logisticiens. Ce guide s’adresse au personnel médical ou non médical impliqué dans le contrôle et la prise en charge des épidémies à chaque niveau du système de santé. Nous avons essayé de répondre le plus concrètement possible aux problèmes auxquels est confronté le personnel, en se basant sur les recommandations d’organismes de référence telles que l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé et l’expérience acquise sur le terrain par Médecins Sans Frontières. Ce guide se compose de huit chapitres qui traitent de l’épidémiologie de la maladie, de la vaccination et de son impact et des différents volets de la réponse aux épidémies.
  • Reducing The Impact of the Next Influenza Pandemic Using Household-Based Public Interventions
    • The outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza in domestic poultry and wild birds has caused global concern over the possible evolution of a novel human strain [1]. If such a strain emerges, and is not controlled at source [2,3], a pandemic is likely to result. Health policy in most countries will then be focused on reducing morbidity and mortality.
  • River Blindness: A Success Story under Threat?
    • This article emphasizes the point that while river blindness has been effectively combated in a small area of the world, a plan still needs to be implemented to prevent it worldwide. It then discusses how to best implement this plan.
  • Story of Cholera
    • The Story of Cholera features a young boy who helps a health worker save his father and then guides his village in preventing cholera from spreading. By making the invisible cholera germs visible, this simple animated narrative brings to life the teaching points of cholera prevention. It has been used extensively to educate cholera-affected populations, and senior staff from UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations have praised the film’s ability to empower local populations to improve their hygiene and protect themselves from cholera. The Story of Cholera is widely used as a general tool for teaching sanitation and hygiene, and has become a favorite educational tool among communication for development specialists, aid workers, animators, and public health experts.
  • Story of Ebola
    • The story features a young girl whose grandfather dies from Ebola and puts the rest of her family at risk. The film makes visible the invisible Ebola germs to help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves. Critical messages are woven through the story so that people better understand Ebola, see themselves within the context of an outbreak, and see how to act in ways that can keep themselves safe from the disease and protect their communities. Although the situation in West Africa has improved dramatically, the Ebola crisis continues to threaten communities in that region. This film is intended to be part of ongoing educational and awareness efforts that are critical in eradicating this disease.
  • Teaching Cases by AIBS
    • From the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS): The chief complaint, history of present illness, medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic work up are presented in a succinct way in the first part leading to a question for the reader about diagnosis or management. Differential diagnosis, final diagnosis, treatment, teaching points, references, and acknowledgements are presented in the second part.
  • The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and A Infections
    • Powerpoint lecture.
  • The Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
    • Lecture on genetic basis for epidemiology, methods of diagnosis such as PCR.
  • Voices for a Malaria Free Future
    • The mission of the VOICES project is to create a strong chorus of voices calling for a malaria-free future for families in developing countries. This mission will be accomplished by strengthening existing advocacy efforts, educating influential audiences, and mobilizing new advocates committed to fighting malaria.
  • WHO Report on Global Surveillance of Epidemic-Prone Infectuous Diseases - Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever
    • The chapter on dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever contains a background of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever including a brief history, a short description of the transmission process, clinical features, and number of cases reported to WHO and countries reporting, 1955-1998.