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Specific Virus Information:
- Filoviruses- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann
- Filoviruses: Marburg and Ebola, course notes
- Filoviruses- A Tutorial from the University of Leicester (UK)
- From an introductory virology page (Human Viruses: General Information) - a special page on Filoviruses.
- Filoviruses In Nonhuman Primates: Overview Of The Investigation In Texas This document from the NCID answers some of the questions related to the biology and spread of filoviruses, the investigation in Texas, and Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever.
- Outbreak contains links and information on the ebola virus among more general infectious disease resources. Special features include an article on filovirus prevalence, information on the American Red Cross, donations, the U.S. humanitarian response, a glossary, the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control) report on the ebola outbreak in Zaire in 1995, a searchable Ebola bibliography, a JPEG file on the infections and deaths from 1995 outbreak, and an FAQ file. Probably "the most complete source of information about Ebola on the Net". All the breaking news about this deadly African virus is here: exhaustive links to other sites, phenomenal graphics (including detailed maps of Zaire, where Ebola has recently wreaked havoc), and hypotheses about the disease and its origins. Especially impressive: the chronology of events related to the ongoing crisis, each linked to a media or governmental source and updated daily. Incredibly strong use of the Net.
- The Ebola Virus : Emergence due to deforestation of Tropcial Rainforest in Western Africa - This page examines the link between the increasing contact between humans and the ebola virus due to deforestation in Western Africa with details about pathology, transmission and a comparison with the HIV virus.
- Tara's Ebola Page - a student project at Stanford with a lot of general Ebola information.
- Interview with Dr. Frederick Murphy, one of the first Ebola researchers and a former director of the NCID. Includes some electron-microsope views of the beastie and a bibliography.
- Ebola and Marburg Virus: Genomic Structure, Comparative and Molecular Biology
- Ebola baby... A list of more Ebola sites
- Outbreak in Zaire - WHO Press Release and Travel Advice (WHO/CDS)
- Ebola recommended reading list
- Dr. Donald P. Francis Talks to Teachers About the Ebola Outbreak (Genentech, Inc.)
- Electron micrographs of Ebola
- A tutorial on Ebola
- Ebola virus
- Ebola Zaire Fan Club - Amusing yet informative look at filoviruses. Featuring Layman Land, the lowbrow guide to life, science, viruses, and everything.
- The Ebola Page- This is a report that describes Ebola virus. It also explains how Richard Preston's book, The Hot Zone, may have exaggerated the virus.
- Ebola virus links on the Web
- Ebola Virus Information Headquarters has links about Ebola Virus to the Centers for Disease Control, CNN, World Health Organization, Genetech and other official Pages.
- Ebola Fever Epidemic Officially Declared Over [Aug95] - WHO (CH)
- Ebola Outbreak in Zaire - Updates - Institute of Molecular Virology, Univ of Wisconsin (US)
- Ebola Virus Outbreak - WHO (CH)
- The Ebola Virus: A Bibliography [F.A. Murphy] - Access Exellence (US)
- Ebola from the NCID.
Flaviviridae -- Flaviviruses
West Nile Encephalitis
West Nile (WN) virus has emerged in recent years in temperate regions of Europe and North America, presenting a threat to public, equine, and animal health. The most serious manifestation of WN virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, as well as mortality in certain domestic and wild birds.
- West Nile Encephalitis - Vads Corner - a collection of links.
- West Nile Virus - a great collection of resources from the CDC
- The Current Status of West Nile Virus - from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, improving agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and contributing to the national economy and the public health.
- West Nile Fever for Consumers - New York City Department of Healtm Health Alerts page.
- West Nile Virus - State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
- Yahoo News Focus on West Nile Encephalitis
- What's Going on with the West Nile Virus? - West Nile Virus Resources for the General Public, Compiled by Dr. Lois Levitan, Environmental Risk Analysis Program (ERAP), Cornell University Center for the Environment. The Environmental Risk Analysis Program (ERAP) began in Summer 1998 as an integrated applied research and outreach initiative of the Cornell University Center for the Environment.
- US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center (USGS, NWHC) is working with other agencies to determine the magnitude and distribution of WNV in the US. Among their efforts are a multi-state surveillance network along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to detect and monitor movement of WNV in birds.
- Pesticide Education Program - West Nile Encephalitis: from Pennsylavania State Univerisity. This site offers a variety of information about the virus as well as it's prevention.
- The final weekly update of the West Nile Virus maps included data verified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of December 8, 2000. These maps include interactive, multimedia and printable versions.
- Health Canada, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control
- Additional State and Local Health Department Resources:
St. Louis Encephalitis
- Hepatitis Branch Homepage, from the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This site includes a Hepatitis C Fact Sheet, and numerous other resources regarding Hepatitis.
- "Helpatitis" - dedicated to the study of hepatitis viruses in vitro from Daniel Favre.
- Hepatitis Branch Homepage, from the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This site includes a Hepatitis G Fact Sheet, and numerous other resources regarding Hepatitis.
- Hepatitis Virus Infections - Most commonly hepatitis is caused by one of three viruses: the Hepatitis A virus; the Hepatitis B virus; or the Hepatitis C virus. This site contains a good description of the clinical effects and symptoms of hepatitis infection from KidsHealth.org - a project of The Nemours Center For Children's Health Media.
- Hepatitis C Fact Sheet from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure
- Viral Hepatitis- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann
- Hepatitis C resource - A WWW site for those who suffer with chronic hepatitis of all types
- Hepatitis Foundation International
- Hepatitis Weekly, and internet publication.
- Hepatitis C - a World health organization fact sheet
- Roche on Hepatitis C, a general information site with an interactive format.
- Managment of Hepatitis C ,national library of medicine
- HepCURE Hepatitis c ,united resource exchange
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis G
- WHO Division of Control of Tropical Diseases - Dengue and DHF Control - Geographical Distribution
- Preventing Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever - A fact sheet for municipal and community leaders also available in french, portugese, spanish
- Dengue Fact Sheet - from the Department of Medical Entomology, University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital. The site is dedicated to Medical Entomology, particularly mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit. Under the page titled "Fact Sheets", there is considerable information on Australian arboviruses.
- The Bibliography of Dengue from Dr. Paul R. Earl at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas.
- Preparation of a Recombinant Dengue Virus Vaccine Contains some chapters from a literature review on dengue viruses, the diseases they cause and some of the strategies for vaccine production.
- Global climate change: Implications, challenges and mitigation measures. this chapter from the book Impacts of global climate change on human health: Spread of infectious disease by Robert E. Shope of the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, contains a discussion of Dengue.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) Resources:
- World Health Organization:
- Hepatitis B overview from Health on the Net.
- "Helpatitis" - dedicated to the study of hepatitis viruses in vitro from Daniel Favre.
- The Hepatitis B Info-Page - a website dedicated to providing information about hepatitis B to internet users.
- Hepatitis B Virus Fact Sheet from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure
- The Hepatitis B Virus Page - Dedicated site to providing current information on the hepatitis B virus and related diseases.
- Hepatitis Branch Homepage, from the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This site includes a Hepatitis B Fact Sheet, and numerous other resources regarding Hepatitis.
- Hepatitis B Fact Sheet - From the Epidemiology and Disease Control Program for the State of Maryland.
- Hepatitis B viruses- Electron micrographs from Linda Stannard at UCT.
- Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for Travel-Related Diseases from the Virtual Hospital at the University of Iowa - Hepatitis B
Herpesviridae -- Herpes Viruses
- Café Herpé - presented by SmithKline Beecham, this site contains a variety of resources related to genital herpes.
- Kaposi's Saroma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) Information from Columbia University's KSHV Laboratory.
- VIDA: The Virus Database (VIDA) at University College London organises all available sequences from different families of animal viruses: herpesvirus, poxvirus, papillomavirus, coronavirus and arterivirus. The ORF products are clustered into homologous protein families via an automated procedure that uses the sequence similarity search tool BLAST and the MKDOM program. Conserved regions in the families can be retrieved in the form of multiple alignments. Links exist to a number of databases: Swissprot, EMBL and the structural databases CATH and PDB.
- University of Washington Virology Research Clinic - The mission of the Virology Research Clinic is to investigate the epidemiology and natural history of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and to evaluate new therapies and vaccines for HSV. Currently, special areas of interest are prevention of HSV transmission with daily antiviral therapy and the interactions between HSV and HIV.
- Herpes Fact Sheet - From the Epidemiology and Disease Control Program for the State of Maryland.
- The Herpes Zone - information for herpes patients, with information on viral life cycle, treatments and living with herpes.
- Herpesviruses- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann
- Infections with Human Herpesviruses Types 6, 7, and 8 - from the Pediatric Bulletin with Bimonthly reviews of current trends in the field of Pediatrics.
- The International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF) The International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF) works to improve the awareness and understanding of herpesviruses (including HSV, VZV and CMV), and the counselling and management of people with these infections. This website gives all visitors - from specialists and healthcare workers to patients seeking more information about their disease - the opportunity to view and download the educational guidelines produced by the IHMF to give feedback on IHMF-related materials and meetings and to establish contact between local HMFs worldwide.
- Herpesviruses from the NCID.
- Herpesvirus Microscopic image gallery - Microscopic and electron microscopic image gallery of human herpesvirus (EBV, HHV-6, HHV-7) infected cells.
- Herpesviruses- Electron micrographs from Linda Stannard at UCT.
- Herpesvirus, Images and movies at UW-M.
- Herpes Simplex virus, course notes
- Ed Wagner's excellent Herpes Virus site contains five animations of herpes virus infection and lifecycle by scientific illustrator Karin Christensen.
- Herpesviruses- A Tutorial from the University of Leicester (UK)
- This is a short decription with movies summarizing structural studies on herpes simplex virus capsids.This lab was the first in the world to publish the 3D structures of different types of herpes capsids reconstructed from electron cryomicroscopy and computer image processing.
- Ray Lu's Home Page at: Bovine Herpes Virus Laboratory , Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK., Canada.
- Herpes Treatment from the marketers of Exanol - an alternative and unproven dietary supplement.