Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health
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The following web sites have been selected as resources for additional information. These links are not part of the Marian Koshland Science Museum web site. The National Academies does not endorse and is not responsible for material found on these sites. The links will open in a separate window.

National Academies Press
Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens (2004)
The 2004 Academies' study, Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens, discusses the presence of microbial pathogens in US water and possible sources of indicators that can be used to detect them.

World Health Organization
Safe Water
This World Health Organization webpage focuses on safe water issues around the world.

National Academies Press
Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States (1992)
The 1992 Academies' study, Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States, discusses the key factors that are necessary for an epidemic to occur and provides recommendations for ways to prevent them from spreading.

National Academies Press
Envisioning the Agenda for Water Resources Research in the Twenty-First Century (2001)
The 2001 Academies' study, Envisioning the Agenda for Water Resources Research in the Twenty-First Century, presents a series of recommendations, based on Academy research, about ways to protect the Nation's water supply from stresses of the upcoming century.

The 1901 Tenement House Act
This article discusses one of the most important public health measures of its century, the Tenement House Act, which impacted how and where homes were being built in the US, as well as home sanitation.

National Academies Press
Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States (2000)
The 2000 report of the National Academies, Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States, discusses the statistics of the day about Tuberculosis and ways that the US is working to prevent the spread of the disease in the country.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Antibiotics Attack
The discovery of penicillin had immense public health impacts on society. The first portion of this interactive slideshow discusses the history of its discovery and impact.

Water Quality and Health Council
Chlorination, Clean Water and the Public Health Progress that Changed America
This article discusses the introduction of the chlorination process to America and the impact it had on American public health.

Public Broadcasting System
A Science Odyssey: Salk Produces Polio Vaccine
This short PBS highlight discusses the discovery of the Polio vaccine and its contributions towards almost completely eradicating the disease in the US.

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