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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease information and resources for the MSK community, including clinicians, patients, and the general public.

Welcome

Welcome to the Infectious Diseases LibGuide! This LibGuide is an overview of infectious diseases and a variety of resources available through the MSK Library. It is designed for patients and caregivers as well as clinicians.

Your librarian,

Lindsay Boyce
Research Informationist III
boycel@mskcc.org

Table of Contents

Sections Pages Content
About Infectious Diseases

Types of Infectious Disease

Modes of Transmission

An overview of infectious diseases, including different types of infections, and how they transmit from one person to another
Pathogens

Bacteria

Viruses

Fungi

Parasites

An overview of pathogens, with information on the four types of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites), as well as common types of each pathogen
Infections

Bacterial

Viral

Fungal

Parasitic

An overview of infections caused by the different types of pathogens as well as specific illnesses that these pathogens can cause in humans
Therapeutics

Antibiotics

Antivirals

Antimicrobial Stewardship

An overview of antimicrobials as well as the different classes of drugs for both antibiotics and antivirals, as well as the risk of over-using these drugs and the rise of drug resistance
Infection Control Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting Information and resources on infection control and precautions and guidelines for infection control in healthcare settings
Resources

Textbooks

Journals

Information and resources on infectious diseases and infection control for both the clinician and the public