Register for your FREE access to Public Health Associate   |   Im a registered user – LOGIN Associate - Public Health The Public Health Associate is a diagnostic reminder tool as well as an electronic reference resource. Designed and edited by Norman C. Ronald, PhD, a parasitologist and epidemiologist, and Dr. Craig N. Carter, Associate developer, Public Health Associate presents human infectious and parasitic disease information in a consistent and concise manner. This tool is for use by physicians, nurses, physician assistants, veterinarians and other public health professionals and students. In order to have a complete biosecurity tool, youll also receive access to the Foreign Animal Disease Associate. These diseases are organized in chapters. The chapters are divided such that the diseases are either a disease of a system or causal diseases. Furthermore, the etiologies, clinical findings, procedures, and procedure findings are part of a standardized lexicon so that the same finding will be used in all the diseases where it is found. This is what allows the Associate knowledge bases to be used as a clinical decision support tool. Each disease description contains the following headings: Disease name Disease synonyms Etiologies Epidemiology (Etiological agent, reservoir hosts, portal of escape, transmission/dissemination, portal of entry, susceptible hosts, incubation period, seasonal distribution, geographical distribution, epidemiological variables, mortality, zoonotic classification). Relationship to immunodeficiency Clinical picture in animals Clinical signs, symptoms, epidemiological indicators Diagnostic procedures and results Geographical distribution Vectors/Invertebrate Hosts Antibiotic/anti-parasitic drugs of choice Treatment/management/prevention Differential diagnosis Bibliographic citation list Some diseases may include an image of a map in the top right corner of the disease discription. The red areas on the map represent the geographical distribution of the disease. Click on the map to see a larger version. SEE: