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With the new platform, users can access CCDM content on iOS and Android devices and all major Web browsers. Graphic by Unbound Medicine.

As health professionals continue to manage the recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome — or MERS — and other infectious diseases around the globe, it is more important than ever that they be able to access the resources they need at any time. In that spirit, the American Public Health Association and Unbound Medicine have released an updated version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web. The new online platform coincides with the recent release of the 20th edition of the leading global reference for identifying and controlling infectious disease.

This latest version, originally launched in 2010, includes up-to-date information about the occurrence, transmission, resistance and control of communicable diseases. Notable features include details on nearly all currently understood infectious diseases, expert disease control recommendations and guidelines, and access to MEDLINE Journals and RSS news feeds from leading health organizations. Free previews are also available of chapters on Ebola, listeriosis, Lyme Disease, Rift Valley Fever and meningitis.

Users can access Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web exclusively from Unbound Medicine for iOS and Android devices and all major Web browsers. Once downloaded, content can be accessed offline on smartphones or tablets.

“As we continue to battle infectious disease outbreaks around the globe, CCDM remains a crucial resource for health practitioners,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA, in a news release. “Our continued partnership with Unbound Medicine allows health professionals to access this book wherever they are, whether in the lab, in the office or on the front lines of a public health emergency.”

To experience Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile and Web, visit Unbound Medicine’s website, iTunes or Google Play.

To purchase a print edition of CCDM, call toll-free 888-320-APHA; fax 888-361-APHA; email APHA press or visit the APHA Bookstore.