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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has many leaflets on infectious diseases.

See also the Patient UK Fungal and Tinea Infections page.

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Health Protection Agency

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.

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Infection Control - Advice for Visitors

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Information from Health Challenge Wales.

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Medicine Guides

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:

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Antibiotic campaign - from the Department of Health

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.

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Factsheets on tropical and travel related diseases

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.

Dr Tim Kenny
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7527 (v11)
Last Checked:
25 August 2011

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