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Literature Resources

The National Center for Biotechnology Information's source to more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature.  

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Search many disciplines and sources for scholarly research.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 10:27

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Infection Control

CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
This updated guidance recommends standard, contact, and airborne precautions. In addition, it emphasizes additional elements of infection prevention and control programs that should be in place to prevent the transmission of any infectious agents including respiratory pathogens such as MERS-CoV in healthcare settings.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 April 2017 15:27

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Micro Apps

The publication "A Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases" has been converted into an app by IDSA.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:21

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Parasites and Foodborne Illness

Learn about norovirus illness, its symptoms, how it spreads, and ways to help prevent it. Check out sections targeted for food handlers, healthcare providers, public health professionals, and laboratorians. Keep up-to-date on surveillance trends and outbreaks of norovirus illness. Access scientific articles, guidelines, factsheets, podcasts, and other educational resources.

Causes of Foodborne Illness
A FDA fact sheet about parasites and foodborne illness, specificially,Giardia duodenalis or intestinalis, Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Toxoplasma gondii, Trichinella spiralis, and Taenia saginata/Taenia solium (Tapeworms).

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:20

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An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing their observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures. BugGuide.net provides identification, images and information for insects, spiders and their kin found in the U.S. and Canada.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2011 08:40

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Disease-Specific Help

CDC offers an alphabetical list of disease-specific help. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:51

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Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is a public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing. Launched by AACC with editorial contributions from ASM and other leading laboratory associations, it is a peer-reviewed, patient-centered, and outcomes-driven site. It can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:43

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility

CDC launches the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network:
To better detect and respond to resistant organisms – learn how you can participate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:57

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Packaging and Shipping

Packing and Shipping Infectious Substances
ASM's Sentinel Laboratory Guidelines for Suspected Agents of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases for Packing and Shipping Infectious Substances were revised July 15, 2011 by author Larry Gray, Ph.D., D(ABMM). The 2011 International Air Transport Association (IATA) revisions are shown in RED and the author’s revisions and clarifications are in BLUE.  ASM Sentinel Laboratory Guidelines offer clinical microbiology laboratories standardized, practical methods to aid microbiologists in ruling out critical agents that may be used in a bioterrorist event or associated with an emerging infectious disease.

Summarizes the most recent regulations and provides guidelines for shipment of infectious substances and diagnostic specimens. Specific topics covered in this Cumitech include terminology, classification, and naming of diagnostic specimens, marking and labeling packages, packing material, documentation, and training of personnel.
Denys, G. A., L. D. Gray, and J. W. Snyder. 2004. Cumitech 40, Packing and Shipping of Diagnostic Specimens and Infectious Substances. Coordinating ed., D. L. Sewell. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

IATA Dangerous Goods Manual
A global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air and the only reference recognized by the world's airlines.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:29

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Laboratory Safety

CDC Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Exposure to Clinical and Teaching Microbiology Laboratories
This one-time CDC posting serves as a reminder notice to be aware that bacteria used in microbiology laboratories can make people sick.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 17:07

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Proposed Changes to LRN-B
CDC engaged APHL, selected public health laboratories and other strategic partners to determine the best network configuration to sustain the LRN while enhancing its capability to detect emerging threats. The feedback led to a proposal to reconfigure the LRN-B Reference Laboratories by further tiering them based on capability.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 15:44

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