Where to Find Information on Parasitic Diseases
Finding reliable information on parasitic diseases or parasites can sometimes be difficult if you don’t know where to look. Here are suggestions.
- Use the Internet, but realize that not all information is reliable. The following are sites within the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) may be helpful.
*Note: Due to the high volume of requests, CDC is unable to send you an individual packet of information for your report.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) websites
- Visit your local, college, or university library. Search for the topics "tropical diseases," "parasitic diseases," or "infectious diseases," to find parasitic disease information. School textbooks, or medical/veterinary textbooks will often have all the information you need for your project, including the following.
- historical background of the disease
- how a diagnosis of the disease is made
- treatment for the disease
- life cycle of the disease (how disease is spread)
- occurrence data (if available)
- description of signs and symptoms.
- Visit your local bookstore. Health-related books will often provide information on parasitic diseases.