Cholera Outbreak in Haiti: Online Medical Information Resources

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If your organization is involved in medical response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti, please pass along the suggested resources listed below.      Academic institutions will want to use these resources in teaching/learning activities.

National Library of Medicine’s Emergency Access Initiative http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
The Emergency Access Initiative will be available through November 6 for access to resources usually available only by subscription. Publishers are providing access only for those affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan and for those providing assistance to the affected populations. Click on Online Databases for access to Cochrane, DynaMed, and UpToDate. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has relevant materials under “cholera,”  and both spellings: “diarrhea” or “diarrhoea,” and “diarrhoeal” or “diarrheal.” DynaMed has an entry for “Cholera” and UpToDate has a section titled “Overview of Vibrio cholerae infection.” Over 70 online textbooks and over 100 journals are also available.

Haiti Emergency blog
(Pan American Health Organization)
http://new.paho.org/blogs/haiti
Also in Spanish: http://new.paho.org/blogs/haiti/index.php?http://new_paho_org/blogs/haiti&lang=es

Cholera in Disaster Situations
(Pan American Health Organization)
http://new.paho.org/disasters/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=543&Itemid=660
Also in Spanish: http://new.paho.org/disasters/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=543&Itemid=660&lang=es

2010 Haiti Cholera Outbreak – includes travelers’ warnings (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) http://www.cdc.gov/haiticholera

Cholera home page
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) http://www.cdc.gov/cholera

Haiti: Cholera Outbreak – Oct 2010
(Reliefweb)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&emid=EP-2010-000210-HTI&rc=2

Global Task Force on Cholera Control home page (World Health Organization) http://www.who.int/cholera/en Not available in Spanish or French.

Acute diarrhoeal diseases in complex emergencies: critical steps (World Health Organization) http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/publications/critical_steps/en/
Also in French:
http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/publications/critical_steps/fr/index.html
Not available in Spanish.

Cholera home page
(World Health Organization)
http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en
Also in French: http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/fr/index.html
Also in Spanish: http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/es/index.html

Warden Messages – check this list for latest updates Embassy of the United States, Port au Prince, Haiti http://haiti.usembassy.gov/warden-messages-2010.html

Health Resources for Haiti
(National Library of Medicine)
http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/haitiearthquake.html

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