DPDx - CDC Parasitology Diagnostic Website

Dr. Peter W. Pappas pappas.3 at osu.edu
Thu Mar 19 12:13:46 EST 1998


This is a wonderful resource (and web site).


On 19 Mar 1998 14:14:26 GMT, norman at giardia.pdb.cdc.gov (Norman J.
Pieniazek) wrote:

>CDC PARASITOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC WEBSITE <www.ncid.cdc.gov/dpdx>
>DPDx - CDC Parasitology Diagnostic Website
>
>     CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases has established 
>on the Internet a website for diagnosis of parasitic
>diseases.  The website, named "DPDx", is at  <www.ncid.cdc.gov/dpdx>
>and offers two complementary functions:
>
>     A "Reference and Training" function, in which all users
>can browse through concise reviews of parasites and parasitic
>diseases; this also includes an image library and a review of
>recommended procedures for collecting, shipping, processing, and
>examining biologic specimens; all material is free of copyright and
>users are welcome to store and copy material as they wish.
>
>     A "Diagnostic Assistance" function, in which registered
>users (mostly laboratorians and other health professionals)
>desiring assistance in parasite identification can ask
>questions, request information, and send digital images of specimens for
>expedited review and consultation by DPD staff; this assistance is free
>of charge.  
>
>     The website aims at using the Internet to strengthen
>the diagnosis of parasitic diseases.  The Internet is well
>suited for that purpose because of its inherent qualities (imaging
>capabilities; global, rapid, interactive exchanges; flexibility of
>content).  Interested parasitologists and other health professionals are
>invited to participate in the DPDx network.  They can either contribute
>their material/experience to build up DPDx, or use the DPDx services, or
>both.
>
>     How to contact DPDx:  Messages can be sent by clicking
>on the "Contact Us" buttons found on most pages of the
>DPDx website: a pre-addressed email frame will automatically appear, use
>it to send an email to DPDx.  Alternatively, send an email
>to: <dpdx at cdc.gov> or to the DPDx contact person at <ppn1 at cdc.gov>.
>
>
>
>		Phuc Nguyen-Dinh
>		Division of Parasitic Diseases
>		Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
>		Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
>		
>		Email:  ppn1 at cdc.gov
>		Tel: 770-488-4435
>		Fax: 770-488-4253
>
>
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Dr. Peter W. Pappas
Professor/Chairperson
Department of Zoology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH  43210
pappas.3 at osu.edu



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