Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and online resources related to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

AIDS Public Information Data Set Software
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Data on reported AIDS cases.
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Anthrax eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated, interactive web-based training tool on anthrax, an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has received heightened attention recently because of its use as a biological warfare agent.
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Antibiotic Literature Review
By Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Monthly literature summaries.
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Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided. CoCASA replaces all previous versions of CASA, VFC-CASA and Adult CASA (ACASA). CoCASA can be used for immunization assessments across the lifespan.
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Immunization Courses
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). CDC offers numerous education and training programs for healthcare personnel. A variety of topics and formats are available. All are based on vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP). Physicians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are invited to apply for continuing education credits/contact hours, when available.
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Immunization Update 2012 (Webcast on Demand)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). This is an edited version of the Immunization Update 2012 webcast, originally aired on August 16, 2012. It provides up-to-date information on the rapidly changing field of immunization. Continuing education credit available.
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MayoClinic Infectious Disease Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on infectious disease and common infections such as cold and flu.
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MediaLab CLIA Microbiology/Serology
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course helps establish Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Competency by interrogative review of microbiology/serology concepts.
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MediaLab CLIA Microbiology/Serology Review
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course helps establish Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Competency by interrogative review of microbiology/serology concepts.
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MediaLab OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes causes and symptoms of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV; explains potential risks to health care workers from bloodborne pathogens; demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment; explains the use of engineering controls; explains how to correctly handle sharps; and demonstrates proper handwashing procedure.
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MediaLab OSHA Tuberculosis
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course tells how tuberculosis (TB) is spread; describes symptoms associated with TB; describes TB testing procedures; relates specific guidelines and CDC risk categories; and describes methods of TB control.
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Medical Algorithms: Antibiotics, Vaccines & Prophylaxis
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful with antibiotics, vaccines, and prophylaxis. In MS Excel.
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Medical Algorithms: Immunology & Rheumatology
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in immunology and rheumatology. In MS Excel.
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Medical Algorithms: Infection Control
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in infection control. In MS Excel.
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Medical Algorithms: Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in microbiology and infectious diseases. In MS Excel.
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POC-IT (Point of Care Information Technology) Antibiotic (ABX) Guide
By Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases. Search for information by diagnosis, pathogen, antibiotic, or other. A handheld-ready adaptation of the online ABX Guide. Requires registration.
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Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two separate courses. The first course, consisting of modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, consisting of modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information. Continuing education credit available.
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Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Provides health care personnel with a ready reference resource to help them properly evaluate different responses to vaccination and indications for treatment of patients with certain rare but sometimes serious complications. It also provides guidance regarding the vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine, contraindications to vaccination, and the vaccination method. Continuing education credit available.
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Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (Webcast on Demand)
By University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health. Although naturally-occurring smallpox was eradicated from earth in 1977, there is concern that smallpox virus could be used as a biologic weapon. The webcast on demand presents information on recognition and diagnosis of smallpox, management and reporting of a suspected case, and the characteristics and use of smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine.
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STD*MIS
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). An application for State and local health departments to address the most common issues facing an STD program in its efforts to manage the data that it receives from labs, providers, clinics, disease intervention specialists (DIS), etc. Additionally, a mechanism is provided so that non-named case morbidity data, in electronic format, can be transmitted to CDC via the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS).
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Tuberculosis Training Materials
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A training and outreach package on tuberculosis based on CPL 2.106, Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis. It consists of 51 PowerPoint slides and a PDF file of overhead transparencies.
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VFC/AFIX Evaluation Software Training
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The VFC/AFIX Evaluation module training will prepare you to use this software on your computer for inputting data for 2005 site visits.
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Virtual Hospital Medical Textbooks (by Body Location/Systems)
By The University of Iowa. Read hundreds of online medical textbooks organized by body location/systems. Body location/systems include: Blood/Lymphatic System; Bones, Joints and Muscles; Brain and Nervous System; Digestive System; Ear, Nose and Throat; Endocrine System (Hormones); Eyes and Vision; Heart and Circulation; Immune System/AIDS; Kidneys and Urinary System; Lungs and Breathing; Mouth and Teeth; Pregnancy and Reproduction; and Skin, Hair and Nails. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Immune System/AIDS
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on immune system/AIDS for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Web-based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two separate courses. The first course, consisting of modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, consisting of modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information. The Web-Based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis is an interactive course with features such as animation, study questions, case studies, and links to other TB-related sites. Continuing education credit available.
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