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Bioterrorism Web Site Resources for Infectious Disease Clinicians and Epidemiologists

Natalie E. Ferguson, Lynn Steele, Carol Y. Crawford, Nathan L. Huebner, Jamila C. Fonseka, Jason C. Bonander and Matthew J. Kuehnert

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 11, pages 1458-1473
Published in print June 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/374560
Bioterrorism Web Site Resources for Infectious Disease Clinicians and Epidemiologists

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Finding bioterrorism-related information on the World Wide Web can be laborious. We hope to help readers find such information more easily by summarizing essential information in a consistent framework. A panel of 7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewers identified Web sites and evaluated them for sponsorship, mission, content usefulness, online ease of use, and adherence to commonly accepted quality criteria. Of >100 potential sites identified, 81 were chosen for target content of interest, and 43 were selected for inclusion. The results were classified into general purpose/portal sites; biological agent information; laboratory, infection control, epidemiology, and mental health information; and emergency contact sources, news and updates, event preparedness resources, information for first-responder settings, clinical and public education materials, and research resources. Agents covered included anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fever.

Journal Article.  3527 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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