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Patient Health Education Portal: Infection (Infectious Diseases)

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease 

  • Provides information on Lyme disease including a fact sheet and guidelines.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Traveler's Health

  • Provides information on travel health notices.
  • Provides information  on pre-travel immunizations. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines & Immunizations

Vaccines & Immunizations

  • Provides vaccine information geared towards parents, adults, and pregnant women.
  • Includes sections on Preventable Diseases, and the recommended vaccine schedule, plus travel information.
  • Some materials are available in Spanish.

Nemours Foundation:

Movie:  The Immune System

© 1995-2019. The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth®. Reprinted with permission.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Provides information on the different types of meningitis including how it spreads, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Provided by National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

American Academy of Pediatrics:

Overview of Infectious Diseases

  • Provides definitions to help kids and parents learn about the different types of infectious diseases and their causes. 
  • In Spanish 

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

  • Provides information on the different types of diseases that can be prevented by vaccines including, Influenza (Flu), Measles, and Mumps.
  • In Spanish

From Insects and Animals

  • Provides information on the diseases that can be caused by insects or animals.
  • In Spanish


Contact A Librarian

Do you need help finding health information? Contact our clinical librarian.

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

WRNMMC Contacts

Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
Location: America (Building 19), 4th Floor
Telephone: (301) 295-4941/4900

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Location: America (Bldg 19), 4th Floor 
Main: (301) 295-4959
Reception Desk: (301) 319-4095


Special thanks to the patients, families and providers of WRNMMC.  Special thanks to S. Echelmeyer for graphic image designs.

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