|For Practitioners : Diseases
- Canada's flu vaccination site Blast the Flu (and in French, Méchante la Grippe) is provided by the National Influenza Immunization Campaign. It carries an especially valuable FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section in both sections.
- The Cancer Research
Institute (CRI) was founded in 1953 to foster the science of cancer immunology, which
is based on the premise that the body's immune system can be mobilized against cancer. The
Institute has been a sustaining force in cancer and immunology research for over 50 years.
- Epidemiology and the
Internet, a "supercourse" constantly under development, promises to be of
international value to public health practitioners. Objectives are: "To provide an
overview of Epidemiology using case examples; To provide an overview of the Internet,
using the interactive medium; and To provide an overview of the integration of
Epidemiology/Public Health and the Internet." The website is hosted by the University
of Pittsburgh in the U.S.
- Healthy Living - Immunisation is a page from the website sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, Australia. It gives information on all diseases that should be prevented by vaccination.
- HIV-infection and AIDS-related therapeutics
constitute the largest portion of the coverage of the Antiviral Agents
Bulletin, the only periodical specializing in antiviral drug and vaccine
development and related activities worldwide. It is published by the Biotechnology Information Institute.
- Infections in Medicine
provides the clinician with practical
reports on preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious complications. Issues
concerning cost effectiveness and infection control are regularly addressed.
Disease News is a monthly newspaper with columns, editorials and reports by
experts in the subject area. It is intended to be of value for everyday clinical use.
- Influenza Prevention
and Control is a regularly-updated publication of the CDC. It provides details on flu seasons and on available
vaccines for those most at risk, including children.
- John Wayne Cancer Institute
at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. claims the largest cancer
vaccine program in the world. Currently of particular interest are the center's
- Rotavirus vaccine information is given in a
brief fact sheet on the
website of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program and also in a
more complete statement that
discusses the rotavirus problem in depth.
- The Swiss Influenza
Homepage provides updated information on the flu season in Switzerland as well as
general information about influenza and the ongoing surveillance program.
- GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
worldwidevaccines.com, a Web site dedicated to health and
vaccine issues. Primarily oriented toward the health care
practitioner, this multilingual site (English, Spanish, and
Chinese) provides news and educational information about
vaccine-preventable diseases, immunization, and vaccines (GSK
vaccines in particular). The training resources and vaccine
awareness services are designed to support the day-to-day needs
of health care professionals who manage local immunization