Virology and Infectious Diseases

See also ; Terrorism Studies - Bioterrorism ; Agriculture ; HIV/AIDS Studies

Aerobiological Engineering
"Aerobiological Engineering is the art and science of designing buildings and systems for the control of airborne pathogens and reduction of respiratory infections in indoor environments, including commercial buildings, hospitals, and residences. Aerobiology is the study of microorganisms in the air which may be detrimental to human health. Included among these organisms are viruses, bacteria and fungi."
College of Engineering, Penn State

American Medical Association

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
"...Collectively, these infectious diseases cause 25 percent of all deaths worldwide."

International Society for Infectious Diseases

Institute for Molecular Virology
Includes a nice collection on online resources including a multimedia library and a distance learning section
University of Wisconsin Madison
By Stephan Spencer & Jean-Yves Sgro

International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)

  • The Universal Virus Database
    Sections include: Index of Viruses ; Descriptions ; Character List ; Picture Gallery ; Identification Tool ; Data Entry Tool ; Software Tools ; Origin & Function ; ICTVdB Tutorial.
    Developed and Maintained by Dr. Cornelia B¸chen-Osmond, Columbia University

Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology

National Academies Lecture - Cholera and the World's Water Supply (January 25, 2002)
"Cholera and the world's water supply is the topic of a recent lecture by National Science Foundation Director and National Academy of Sciences member Rita Colwell. Listen to a sound file of the lecture (requires RealPlayer 8 Basic), held in memory of water-treatment pioneer Abel Wolman."

National Academies Reports on Vaccine and Immunization
"Recent publications from the National Academies regarding the science and policy issues surrounding vaccines and immunization...All reports can be read online FREE."
- National Academy of Sciences

NLM Gateway Search
"The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, HSRProj, MEDLINEplus and DIRLINE."
National Library of Medicine

Plant Viruses Online
Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database

USGS - West Nile Virus (WNV) Project
"USGS is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn the current geographic extent of WNV, to understand how it moves between birds, mosquitoes, and humans, and to predict future movements of the virus."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services see Medicine -

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

University of Minnesota Academic Health Center - Center for Infectious Disease Research And Policy (CIDRAP)
Sections include: Bioterrorism: General Bioterrorism Info ; Anthrax ; Botulism ; Plague ; Smallpox ; Tularemia ; VHF. Food Safety: General Information ; Biosecurity ; Irradiation ; Foodborne Disease.

University of Wisconsin, Madison - Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV)

Vector Ecology Newsletter

VirOligo Compilation Lab
"... is part of an effort to provide methods suitable for assessing what viruses are present in samples. Such methods should faciliate studies of the spatial and temporal distribution of viruses and their diversity at any one time and place...To this end, we are also exploring Virus Signature Hybridization (ViSH) and Virus Signature Amplification (ViSA) (2), microarray-based methods for hybridization and PCR amplification."
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University

Virtual Museum of Bacteria
"...This site brings together many links on bacteria, bacteriology, and related topics available on the web. It also provides crystal-clear information about many aspects of bacteria."

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