Public Health Resources

Veterinary Public Health



























ProMED-mail   - (International Society for Infectious Diseases)

    • + Animal Health and Zoonotic Diseases
      • Animal Health
      • CONSULTANT CONSULTANT is a veterinary diagnostic support system used to suggest possible causes for clinical signs and symptoms. It provides a brief synopsis of the cause including a general description, species affected, associated signs/symptoms, and literature references.
      • Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) CAPC, an independent industry-sponsored council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership and provides consumer and practitioner information on separate websites. Some Spanish materials.
      • HealthMap Global disease alert map that brings together disparate data sources for a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location with links to disease alerts.
      • HealthMap PREDICT A global early warning system to detect and reduce the impacts of emerging diseases that move between wildlife and people (zoonotic diseases).
      • Healthy Pets Healthy People Information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm animals, and wildlife.
      • Notifiable Diseases in Animals Information about animal disease outbreaks and the measures to control them in the UK.
      • Overview of Zoonoses - The Merck Veterinary Manual Edited by Susan E. Aiello, B.S., D.V.M., E.L.S. and published by Merck & Co., Inc. NJ, USA, the Manual is a free online browseable and searchable reference that describes many zoonotic diseases and provides a quick reference table of more than 200 Global Zoonoses with distribution, probable means of transmission and clinical manifestations in humans.
      • Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PANAFTOSA) - Pan American Health Organization (Brazil) PANAFTOSA houses the Virtual Library in Veterinary Public Health ( and several information systems: the Epidemiological Information System SIEPI, the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Rabies in the Americas SIRVERA, and the Continental Epidemiological Surveillance System SIVCONT (production and training). It also offers events, which are routinely announced via the PANAFTOSA Regional Events Directory.
      • Technical Factsheets Factsheets on animal-borne diseases, zoonoses, vectors, and toxins to animals.
      • Vector-Borne Disease Control NACCHO works to increase the capacity of local health departments to address environmental health issues including vector control, integrated pest management, and infectious diseases related to rodents and other emerging vectors.
      • Zoonoses: Information Resources Factsheets on diseases or infections which are naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans.
      • Zoonotic Diseases Information on zoonotic diseases or zoonoses, diseases caused by germs (pathogens) that can be spread between animals and humans.
    • + Food Borne Illness
      • 2015 NARMS Integrated Report (2017) Report presents information and trends on Salmonella, Campylobacter, E.coli and Enterococcus in the food animal supply.
      • 2016 Food Safety Survey Report Results of a survey of U.S. adults on foodborne illness, germs, and proper food preparation.
      • Annual Summaries of Foodborne Outbreaks Annual summaries of domestic foodborne disease outbreaks based on reports provided by state, local, and territorial health departments. These summaries help public health practitioners better understand the pathogens, foods, settings, and contributing factors involved in these outbreaks.
      • Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety Website provides an overview of antibiotic resistance, its link to food safety, and how to protect people from foodborne illness.
      • Atlas of Salmonella in the United States The Atlas of Salmonella in the United States, 1968-2011, summarizes 42 years of laboratory-confirmed surveillance data on Salmonella isolates from humans.
      • CDC Food Safety Provides information on foodborne illness, outbreaks, and investigations.
      • CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) A database that contains information on adverse event and product complaint reports submitted to FDA for foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
      • CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Illness Complaint Systems Guidelines on the use of foodborne illness complaint systems to detect foodborne disease outbreaks for use by public health entities involved in consumer complaint-based surveillance, response, and investigation.
      • FDA Food Code A model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry (restaurants and grocery stores and institutions such as nursing homes)
      • Food Chain Crisis Management Framework FCC-EMPRES for animal health, plant protection and food safety contain the main technical capacities of FAO to address transboundary animal and plant and pests and diseases, including aquatic and forest pests and diseases, food safety and radiation threats, and to support countries in the fight against these threats.
      • Food Defense & Emergency Response - Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) Guidance materials on developing a food defense plan and training materials and podcasts for for front-line employees in the food and agriculture industry.
      • Food Safety - World Health Organization The WHO department of Food Safety and Zoonoses (FOS) provides leadership in global efforts to lower the burden of diseases, thereby strengthening the health security and ensuring sustainable development of Member States.
      • Food Safety Education Month September is National Food Safety Education Month. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about steps you can take to prevent food poisoning.
      • Food safety in the EU Presents the European Union integrated approach to food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health through coherent farm-to-table measures and adequate monitoring.
      • FoodNet Fast An interactive tool to display data on graphs, maps, and tables for select pathogens transmitted commonly through food. Users can create custom searches and download data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), which covers about 15% of the United States population.
      • Web portal provides information on recalls, how to keep food safe, food poisoning, vulnerable populations, and reporting issues with food items.
      • Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response This CIFOR toolkit allows state and local health departments to conduct self-assessments of their outbreak detection, and to implement appropriate recommendations. (Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response)
      • National Agricultural Biosecurity Center - Kansas State University National Agricultural Biosecurity Center aims to develop, coordinate, implement, and leverage a broad range of programs and capabilities to address diverse threats to the U.S. and world agricultural economies and food supply.
      • National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) NEARS is a national effort to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate environmental data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
      • PulseNet PulseNet compares the DNA fingerprints of bacteria from patients to find clusters of disease that might represent unrecognized food or water disease outbreaks.
      • The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Graphic Novel CDC has partnered with the USDA and 4-H to develop "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak," a graphic novel intended to educate youth audiences about variant flu and the real disease detective work conducted by public and animal health experts when outbreaks of infectious diseases occur. Site includes educational activities for classroom use.