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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) is a great source of information about animal-borne, food-borne, and antibiotic-resistant infections. This branch of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors epidemics and emerging diseases, posting updates on current outbreaks around the globe. This website is recommended for those who wish to follow up-to-date alerts on disease outbreaks and learn more about emerging, epidemic infections.

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Review Date: 11/7/2018

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Ease of Use

The site is easy enough to figure out if you're looking specifically for disease outbreak information, which can be browsed straight from the homepage. There's also a lot of extraneous information that is confusing and gets in the way of the patient-focused materials.

Visual Design

This landing page is more engaging that many other sections of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are many colors and graphic elements that draw the reader in and urge them to explore. However, as the reader moves farther into the content, those visual elements become more rare.

Quality

The CDC is the premiere organization for information about infectious diseases and tracking them for public protection. Users can be sure that they are receiving the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete knowledge covering everything they need to about animal-borne, food-borne, and emerging infections. This is an important site to keep in mind when faced with impending or current epidemics.

Credibility

Leading infectious disease experts at the CDC make this the most authoritative source of information possible. Global contacts allow the CDC to have daily knowledge of the status of infectious diseases around the world. The site reflects the dedication of the CDC to keep us all informed about infectious disease risks.

Pros

  1. Up-to-date alerts for recent infectious disease outbreaks
  2. Relevant and engaging information about important aspects of emerging and zoonotic infections
  3. Ability to browse for infections on a state-by-state basis

Cons

  1. Much of the content follows the activities of the organization

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: News, outbreak alerts, blogs, videos, mobile app

Languages: English

Contact: ADPolicy@cdc.gov

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