Web pages

Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease (http://www1.abcrc.org.au/index.aspx).This is a collection of resources and organizations in Australia. The mission is to protect Australia's public health, livestock, wildlife, and economic resources through research and education that strengthens the national capability to detect, diagnose, identify, monitor, assess, predict, and respond to emerging infectious disease threats that impact on national and regional biosecurity. This organization provides links to emerging disease, new technology, research, training opportunities, and publications on emerging diseases.

EpiVetNet (http://www.vetschools.co.uk/EpiVetNet/).This Web page is actively maintained providing up-to-date information within the field of veterinary epidemiology. The site provides links to texts, Web resources, software, conferences, and publications within the field of veterinary epidemiology. Members of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) maintain the Web site.

Office International des Epizooties (OIE) (http://www.oie.int). The OIE is the international body for information on animal diseases around the world, providing information on the status of global animal diseases and zoonoses, scientific techniques in animal health, surveillance and risk analysis, and codes for sanitary safety and biosecurity requirements. The publications list is comprehensive with material on disease distribution, quarantine, surveillance, risk assessment, sampling, diagnostic tests, laboratory and veterinary services, verifying freedom from disease, and food contamination.

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Web page (http://www.fws. gov/). Information on the management of wild animals, fish, and their habitats within the United States. The site provides links to affiliated and similar organizations.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Web page (http:// www.usgs.gov/). A source of scientific information on landscape resources and hazards (including disease) that threaten humanity.

The World Conservation Society contains information on conservation, education and management of wildlife resources as well as links to contributing organizations and projects conducted to protect and preserve wildlife and wild lands (http://www.wcs.org/).

The International Species Identification System (ISIS) Web page (http://www.isis.org). Information about the organization and on the developing ZIMS data management system.

AusVet Animal Health Services (http://www.ausvet.com.au/). A private epidemiology consulting company that specializes in (but is not limited to) animal disease within populations. The company has extensive experience in disease control and eradication programs, animal health in developing countries, and aquaculture. The site contains a comprehensive useful links page covering animal health, epidemiology, and statistics.

"Healthy Pets Healthy People'' (http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/ index.htm). This site provided by the CDC contains information on pet care, diseases of pets, and zoonotic diseases. It also contains information on the current zoonotic disease status within the United States and relevant publications for health professionals.

(http://www.oneworldonehealth.org/). The One World, One Health symposium examined the difficulties of disease control within the modern world. This resulted in production of the 12 Manhattan principles for addressing the disease challenge that the world faces in the 21st century.

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