Infectious Diseases books

By | 12th May 2012

 WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care: a Summary

Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures

A review article published in South African medical journal in 2010.

Published in 1997, contains complete information on retroviruses synthesis, pathogenesis and clinical applications.

Infectious diseases textbook

A infectious disease  handbook for revision by MCCQE  . Useful  for medical students   preparing for USMLE and Canadian board exam.

Tuberculosis Handbook


Infectious Disease

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Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections Surveillance



By Navy Medical Department USA

Infection awareness in the NHS: winners and losers

Professor Robert J Pratt has discussed the issues of Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in NHS England. Prevalence of HAI has not declined over the years and affect approx 9 percent of hospital in-patients every year and cost the NHS approx £1 bn every year. Usual source of infections are the use of medical devices. Evidence based guidelines have been published by Department of Health and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for prevention of healthcare associated infections but  there is need for translating recommendations into clinical practice and there is also variation in the implementation across the NHS. Development  of medical devices which can decrease the risk of  the  infections are one of effective way to prevent the infections.

Practical guidelines for Infection control in health care setting