Global Links

International Society for Infectious Diseases
ProMED is an official program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit professional organization with 60,000 members worldwide.

International Journal of Infectious Diseases
The official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Open access.

WHO SARS information (including outbreak map)
WHO Communicable Disease Surveillance & Response (CSR) SARS page

WHO Outbreak News
Weekly or even more frequently, in English, also by e-mail

WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record - WER
In English and French, contents also by e-mail

WHO Report on Infectious Diseases 2000: Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO Global Salm-Surv (GSS)
A global Salmonella surveillance and laboratory support project
Twice a week e-mail discussion list, restricted areas

CDC: Traveler's Health
Outbreaks of interest to travelers worldwide
See the Destinations section for recommendations for specific countries

Emerging Health Threats Forum (EHTF)
Daily news, weekly newsletter, peer-reviewed academic journal, and other information resources on emerging threats to human health from all sources, including the environment, chemicals, radiation, pathogens, and society.

Emerging Health Threats Journal
International peer-reviewed journal, focussing on emerging threats to human health from any source, including the environment, chemicals, radiation, pathogens, and society. It welcomes papers on the preparedness and response to natural or man-made disasters, including those that involve the deliberate release of chemical, biological, or radionuclear material.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - EID

FAO - Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases
Quarterly in English, French, Spanish and Arabic

FSnet, Agnet, Animal Net
Food Safety Network (FSnet), Agriculture Network (Agnet), & Animal Net
Agri-Food Risk Management & Communication
Several times a week in English

Global Plant Clinic
Plant diagnostic services and disease management support (free for eligible developing countries)

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
New disease records for cultivated and wild plants to prevent their international spread

International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP)
Information on plant diseases, plant health management and worldwide developments in plant pathology

FAO Plant Production and Protection Division

New Disease Reports
Rapid reporting of new and signficant plant disease outbreaks (peer reviewed)

GIDEON: Global Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Network
GIDEON will donate USD 5 to to ProMED-mail when readers sign up for a free trial subscription using the following link

OIE - Office International des Epizooties
Weekly in English, French, and Spanish

One Health Initiative Website The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific-health related disciplines.

OIRSA: Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria
Salud animal en el mundo
Quarterly in Spanish

Animal Health/Emerging Animal Diseases (AHEAD)
Federation of American Scientists

Humanitarian Resource Institute
An international reference point for health care, education, agricultural and economic development

Public Library of Science, PLoS Medicine
An international peer-reviewed, open-access journal from the Public Library of Science.

AED-Satellife: Global Health Information and Technology
Provides connectivity and discussion forums for health professionals in developing countries. Early partner of ProMED-mail.

Plant Village
Open access science-based library on plant health and disease, includes a Q&A