Public health emergencies can emerge naturally as outbreaks or pandemics (such as SARS or pandemic influenza), or they can emerge deliberately through bioterrorism (such as the 2001 anthrax attacks). Learn about IDSA’s public policy initiatives on Emerging Infections & Biothreats.
This section of the website is a collaboration between IDSA and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. The materials below are intended to help ID clinicians identify and manage potential threats. There are sections for six infectious agents. Each section includes a medical summary, a clinical pathways flowchart, and other resources.