Viruses and Prions

Provides information about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and prion disease research. Also includes resources on viruses and why some, such as the Norwalk virus, are an emerging problem.

USDA. ARS. Food Safety Research Information Office.

Research publications on viruses from peer-reviewed journals. Some publications may be early view or ahead of print. Citations and abstracts are available to all users while full-text availability depends on institutional access levels.

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keys facts about Avian Influenza Virus. Specific topics discuss include the virus and its spread, outbreaks and prevention. Information and additional resources available for specific groups such as health professionals, poultry industries, state health departments, travelers and person with possible exposure.

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Features leading research on various infectious disease topics.

DHHS. FoodSafety.gov.

General information, charts and tables illustrating the most frequent cases of bacteria and viruses associated with food poisoning in the United States.

Case Western Reserve University. Division of Neuropathology.

A diagnostic center that aids in establishing the diagnosis of prion disease through collecting tissue samples and clinical information from as many cases of human prion disease occurring in the United States.

World Health Organization.

Viruses and prions cause diseases such as Anthrax, Avian influenza, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever, Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Hendra Virus (HeV) Infection, Hepatitis, Influenza, Lassa fever, Marburg haemorrhagic fever, Meningococcal disease, Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection, Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Plague, Rift Valley fever, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Smallpox, Tularaemia and Yellow fever.