Online Medical Microbiology Textbook
Medical Microbiology is effectively two books in one: a comprehensive textbook of microbiology and a concise review text under General Concepts. Each chapter opens with a General Concepts section that distills the key information in the chapter and is designed to be used as a rapid review or study guide. The chapters themselves are comprehensive yet free of unnecessary detail. Another form of overview is provided by the illustrations, which are uniform, telegraphic, and self-explanatory. The natural history of major infectious diseases, for example, is summarized in an "everyperson" figure with a consistent format.The book is written at a level appropriate for both medical students, physicians and infectious disease scientists. Medical relevance is emphasized throughout. Sections describe the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of each infection, and the book concludes with a series of chapters that summarizes the infectious diseases in the context of the functioning organ systems.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=mmed.TOC&depth=10
Online Polymicrobial Diseases Textbook
Polymicrobial Diseases is a collection of chapters from investigators researching a variety of diseases with multiple etiologies. These diseases can be categorized as those originating from polyviral infections, polybacterial infections, viral and bacterial infections, and polymicrobial mycotic infections, and those that result in immunosuppression. The book begins with a section on an integrated view of polymicrobial diseases in animals and humans, including a representative list of these diseases, the etiologic agents, and the underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis (chapter 1). Also included in this section is a chapter on the in vitro methods for the study of polymicrobial diseases (chapter 2). Section II contains information on polyviral infections in animals (chapter 3), infections with multiple hepatotropic viruses (chapter 4), multiple retroviral infections (chapter 5), and viruses associated with multiple sclerosis (chapter 6). Section III discusses polybacterial infections, including bacterial vaginosis (chapter 7), periodontal disease (chapter 8), abscesses (chapter 9), and atrophic rhinitis in swine (chapter 10). Section IV comprises polymicrobial diseases involving viruses and bacteria. These are infections seen in respiratory diseases in humans (chapter 11) and animals (chapters 12 and 13), otitis media (chapter 14), and intestinal disorders (chapter 15). The emerging role of viruses in periodontal disease is also discussed (chapter 16). Section V discusses polymicrobial infections involving fungi (chapter 17) and Candida interactions with bacterial biofilms (chapter 18). Section VI focuses on polymicrobial diseases that result from microbe-induced immunosuppression (chapter 19), which often allows other microbes to become established (chapter 20). In conclusion, section VII summarizes the state of polymicrobial infections in animals and humans (chapter 21).
CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
DPDx - Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern
Microbiology and Immunology Textbook & Audio-Video Lectures Accessible Online
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine hosts an online textbook at no charge to the user. This web site is based on the second year medical student course. The English part of the web site contains six sections: Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology and Infectious Disease. In the latter, microbiology is put in a clinical setting.
The textbook covers all aspects of microbiology and immunology and is based on one of the University's courses for second year medical students.
There are more than 80 audio-video lectures in various formats available online at this site.
FDA Bad Bug Book (Second Edition) Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook
The Bad Bug Book 2nd Edition, released in 2012, provides current information about the major known agents that cause foodborne illness.
Each chapter in this book is about a pathogen—a bacterium, virus, or parasite—or a natural toxin that can contaminate food and cause illness. The book contains scientific and technical information about the major pathogens that cause these kinds of illnesses.
A separate “consumer box” in each chapter provides non-technical information, in everyday language. The boxes describe plainly what can make you sick and, more important, how to prevent it.
The information provided in this handbook is abbreviated and general in nature, and is intended for practical use. It is not intended to be a comprehensive scientific or clinical reference.
The Bad Bug Book is published by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Web-based Interactive Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know This course was designed to provide the clinicians with basic information about TB, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of latent TB infection and TB disease. http://www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/corecurr/index.htm
This Web-based course consists of nine interactive chapters:
Chapter 1 - Tuberculosis in the United States
Chapter 2 - Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 3 - Testing for Tuberculosis Disease and Infection
Chapter 4 - Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 5 - Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Chapter 6 - Treatment of Tuberculosis Disease
Chapter 7 - Infection Control in Health Care Settings
Chapter 8 - BCG Vaccination
Chapter 9 - Community Tuberculosis Control
Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know
The Core Curriculum is intended for use as a self-study guide and reference manual for clinicians and other public health professionals caring for people with or at high risk for TB disease or infection.
View or download the Core Curriculum slide set
Mycobacteriology Laboratory Online Training Modules
This series of free, interactive modules, developed by APHL in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promotes competency, quality and safety in common mycobacteriology testing practices. Designed for laboratorians at all levels of experience, each module in the series is complimented by references and resources. Modules are also available in PDF format for use in laboratory training programs.
Additional modules are in development. Please check this site frequently for new content.
1. Mycobacterial Culture
2. Identification of Mycobacteria
3. Drug Susceptibility Testing for MTB Complex
4. Overview of Mycobacterial Culture, Identification and Drug Susceptibility Testing
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Curry International Tuberculosis Center
On-Demand Webinar Program
The On-Demand Webinar program is an effort to target timely tuberculosis in-service training to healthcare workers within in TB control programs or in other medical settings where TB or latent TB infection is diagnosed and treated.
This training format will deliver brief, targeted sessions that can fit into lunch hour or staff meeting time frames. Each live webinar will be 30-45 minutes in length. The topic area and date-time for training will be suggested by the jurisdiction submitting the application and, once approved, the faculty, final date/time, and learning objectives, etc. will be developed by CITC in partnership with the applicant. Requesting agencies will be informed of their application status no later than 4 weeks prior to the final date of the webinar. Topics requested on this application should reflect current, specific challenges that the program is facing which can be addressed by an expert(s) in the field during a focused, interactive session. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the live web-based presentation.
CDC Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness and Response
Serology Online Training
The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library
ProMED-mail - Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases ProMED-mail is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Electronic communications enable ProMED-mail to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and food plant health around the world, seven days a week.
By providing early warning of outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging diseases, public health precautions at all levels can be taken in a timely manner to prevent epidemic transmission and to save lives.
ProMED-mail is open to all sources and free of political constraints. Sources of information include media reports, official reports, online summaries, local observers, and others. Reports are often contributed by ProMED-mail subscribers. A team of expert human, plant, and animal disease moderators screen, review, and investigate reports before posting to the network. Reports are distributed by email to direct subscribers and posted immediately on the ProMED-mail web site. ProMED-mail currently reaches over 60,000 subscribers in at least 185 countries.
A central purpose of ProMED-mail is to promote communication amongst the international infectious disease community, including scientists, physicians, epidemiologists, public health professionals, and others interested in infectious diseases on a global scale. ProMED-mail encourages subscribers to participate in discussions on infectious disease concerns, to respond to requests for information, and to collaborate together in outbreak investigations and prevention efforts. ProMED-mail also welcomes the participation of interested persons outside of the health and biomedical professions.
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Library of Mycology PowerPoint Slides
Available for Download On the University of Adelaide's web site. You can find hundreds of high-quality digital images downloadable as PowerPoint slides covering the clinical and mycological features of most pathogenic fungi encountered in the world.
ARUP Consult is a free laboratory test-selection tool that provides diagnostic and interpretive information that can be viewed online or downloaded to mobile devices. http://www.arupconsult.com Updated quarterly, it is maintained by medical experts at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories. It is intended primarily for professionals but much of its information is understandable for laypersons.
Lab Tests Online offers noncommercial patient education on blood, urine, and other lab tests to help health care consumers better manage their care.
Prokaryotes: unicellular microorganisms of 0.1 to 15 μm, presenting rod or coccus shape, sometimes occurring filamentous or mycelial forms.
They are widely distributed in nature (soil,water, foods, plants, animals, rarely hot springs or radioactive environment).
Cells have a single circular DNA chromosome, contained within a region called the nucleoid and may also have various small circular pieces of DNA (plasmids) inside the cell. The nucleoplasm is not separated from the cytoplasm by a nuclear membrane. Reproduction is most often asexual, through binary fission, occasionally by budding. Cells may remain attached after division resulting specific arrangements: strepto-, staphylo- etc.
The organisms are surrounded by a rigid peptidoglicans based wall with the exception of the Mollicutes. The plasma membrane forms vesicular, lamellar or tubular intrusions into the cytoplasm. Respiratory and photosyntetic functions are associated with the plasma membrane system (where available). Ribosomes of the 70S type are dispersed in the cytoplasm.
Kingdom Prokaryotae includes Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and Bacteria.
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