Ebola – Where to get the facts

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Overwhelmed by the constant stream of news about Ebola?

The media hype surrounding the Ebola Virus in the United States and abroad has allowed for an astounding amount of information to permeate our daily lives.  Having access to the most current and reliable information is crucial when dealing with any public health emergency, in this case an infectious disease.

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Here at the Touro College Health Science Library, we strive to keep the Touro Community informed with accurate, scholarly, and relevant information as well as prepare soon to be health care professionals for work in the field with resources to keep them informed — the Ebola Virus is no exception.  With the onset of flu season, infectious disease resources are of critical importance.

Our collection of eJournals are essential medical resources, and can be accessed anywhere (be sure to sign up for an off campus access account!).  Below is a list of six journals specializing in scholarly literature on infectious diseases:

E-Government resources are another way to stay current when dealing with infectious diseases and public health. The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center has compiled a list of information resources surrounding the Ebola Outbreak 2014 and is an excellent e-government resource and jumping off point for understanding the virus. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has also assembled a vast amount of information regarding the Ebola Virus on their website.

So don’t get bogged down with information overload from popular media outlets.  Be selective about the information sources you use especially when it comes to health care practices. Stay informed about Ebola and learn about other infectious diseases through scholarly journals at Touro College Libraries!

Students searching library resources at Touro College Bay Shore campus.
Students searching library resources at Touro College Bay Shore campus.

Also be sure to check your Touro College Email for updates about the Ebola Virus from the Touro College Department of Emergency Preparedness.

Contributed by: Rachel Oleaga, Assistant Librarian, Bay Shore

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