UK sources of information and / or support
Includes information on many infectious diseases. Infections covered include:
Aeromonas, AIDS, Anthrax, Antibiotic resistance, Astrovirus, Bacillus, Bacteraemia, Blastocystits hominis, Botulism, Calicivirus, Campylobacter, Chlamydia - trachomatis, Cholera, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens, Cryptosporidium, Dientamoeba fragilis, Diphtheria, Dysentery, Encephalitis - acute, Entamoeba histolytica, E. coli O157, Food poisoning, Foot and Mouth, Giardia lamblia, Gram negative bacteria, Gram positive bacteria, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes simplex (genital), HIV, Influenza, Legionnaires disease, Leptospirosis, Listeria, Malaria, Measles, Meningococcal disease, MRSA, Mumps, Ophthalmia neonatorum, Pertussis, Plague, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Poliomyelitis, Q Fever, Rabies, Relapsing fever, Rotavirus, Rubella, Salmonella, Scarlet fever, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Shigella, Smallpox, Small round structured virus (SRSV), Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Syphilis, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhus fever, Viral haemorrhagic fever, Warts (genital), Whooping Cough, Yellow fever, Yersinia.
Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Information from Health Challenge Wales.
Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat infections. They are in the following sections:
- Medicine Guide for Bacterial Infections
- Medicine Guide for Fungal Infections
- Medicine Guide for Genital Infections
- Medicine Guide for Herpes Infections
- Medicine Guide for Nail Infections
- Medicine Guide for Protozoal Infections
- Medicine Guide for Skin Infections
- Medicine Guide for Viral Infections
The Antibiotic campaign aims to educate the public on the prudent use of antibiotics as overuse of antibiotics can lead to resistance to some infections.
From the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.