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Related Sites: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs)

Any sites included on this page provide access to programs whose efforts to collect and disseminate information are endorsed by PAHO. The purpose of these links is to facilitate networking and information exchange in the area of emerging and reemerging diseases.


- WHO   |   - CDC
- NIH   |   - ISID
- ProMED-mail
- Health Canada
- Eurosurveillance
- Weekly Epidemiological Bulletins
- Other Resources

EID Updates

EID Updates

EER Noticias Semanales
EER Noticias

World Health Organization, Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (WHO/CSR)

Also see the WHO Action Against Infection Newsletter and WHO health-topic information on the diseases listed below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC/NCID), USA

The mission of NCID is to prevent illness, disability, and death caused by infectious diseases in the United States and around the world. Its activities encompass multiple priority disease-prevention areas. NCID staff members work in partnership with local and state public health officials, other federal agencies, medical and public health professional associations, infectious disease experts from academic and clinical practice, and international and public service organizations. They accomplish their mission by conducting surveillance, epidemic investigations, epidemiologic and laboratory research, training, and public education programs to develop, evaluate, and promote prevention and control strategies for infectious diseases.

National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) (USA)

NIH/NIAID provides major support for scientists conducting research aimed at developing better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the many infectious, immunologic and allergic diseases that afflict people worldwide. It is composed of four divisions:

  • Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS)
  • Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation (DAIT)
  • Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID)
  • Division of Intramural Research (DIR)

International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)

ISID is committed to improving the care of patients with infectious diseases, the training of clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and the control of infectious diseases around the world. The Society recognizes that infectious diseases cross all national and regional boundaries and that effective long-term solutions require international scientific exchange and cooperation. The Society and its members are dedicated to developing partnerships and to finding solutions to the problem of infectious diseases across the globe.

ProMED-mail, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, is ISID's global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins. It is open to all sources.
ProMED-Port, PortuguÍs   |   Pro-MED-Esp, EspaŮol

Health Canada / Santé Canada

The extensive bilingual website of Health Canada offers in English and French a wide variety of information, of which a few relevant links are provided below:

"Just for You"
"Spécialement pour vous"
Diseases and Conditions A-Z
Maladie et conditions A-Z
Division of Disease Surveillance
Division de la surveillance des maladies
Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Bureau des maladies infectieuses


Eurosurveillance, a European Union project dedicated to the surveillance, prevention and control of communicable disease, provides peer-reviewed European information on communicable disease surveillance and control. It aims to promote the diffusion and exchange of information and publishes a monthly publication as well as a weekly bulletin.

Epidemiological Weekly Bulletins (by subregion, country, corresponding network and website)

Other Resources

Textbook on emerging infections: Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States (National Academy Press, 1992)

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