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Zika Virus Disease
The history of Zika virus disease serves as a paradigm of a typical emerging viral infection. The dramatic change in Zika virus pathogenicity upon its introduction to Brazil has remained an enigma. Learn more about the history of Zika in this Open Access document.

Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis – United States, 2013
CDC released the 2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report, which provides data on the number of new cases of hepatitis A, B, and C as well as data to inform our understanding of the current epidemiology of chronic hepatitis B and C in the United States. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2013Surveillance/index.htm

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing
CDC has developed two professional resources in support of hepatitis C counseling and testing in public health and primary care settings.
PDF Manual for use is public health settings

Guidance for U.S. Laboratories for Managing and Testing Routine Clinical Specimens When There is a Concern About Ebola Virus Disease
The first of two guidances for managing clinical specimens for tests other than Ebola. 
HAN 369: Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68
A CDC HAN Advisory explaining EV-D68 as a possible cause of acute unexplained respiratory illness.
HCV Guidelines
HCV's website is designed to help physicians treat hepatitis C infection.
The Big Picture Book of Viruses
This site is intended to serve as both an Internet catalog of virus pictures and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses.

The CDC updates you on what to do about the flu.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
This CDC website provides guidelines for laboratories, health departments, and healthcare providers.

Evaluation of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests for Influenza A (H3N2)v Virus and Updated Case Count
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Early Release provides 1) an update on the number of cases of H3N2v infections in the United States, 2) an updated results interpretation for the CDC rRT-PCR Dx Panel for A(H3N2)v for public health laboratories, and 3) an evaluation of rapid influenza diagnostic tests for the detection of H3N2v viruses.

Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Influenza
A CDC guidance document on influenza rapid diagnostic tests.

Updated Norovirus Outbreak Management and Disease Prevention Guidelines
A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, it reviews recent advances and provides guidelines for outbreak management and disease prevention. These recommendations are intended for use by public health professionals investigating outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis, including state and local health authorities, as well as academic and research institutions.

WHO's Measles Lab Manual
This manual provides information about the World Health Organization Laboratory Network for Measles and Rubella and detailed protocols for cell culture, virus isolation, collection and handling of specimens for the isolation and identification of measles virus. There is also information on biosafety and international shipping regulations. These techniques have been used successfully at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigation of measles outbreaks.

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