Bioterrorism Web Site Resources for Infectious Disease Clinicians and Epidemiologists

Ferguson, Natalie E.; Steele, Lynn; Crawford, Carol Y.; Huebner, Nathan L.; Fonseka, Jamila C.; Bonander, Jason C.; Kuehnert, Matthew J.
June 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p1458
Academic Journal
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.


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