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Mobile Apps

NCEZID has created a number of mobile apps to increase awareness of our work to protect people from domestic and global infectious disease threats. Included here is a selection of apps that are available on a variety of platforms. Download CDC’s free mobile apps to your device today.

Field Facts

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Field Facts gives first responders crucial information to use in the first few moments and hours of a response to a potential bioterrorism incident. In the palm of your hand, access descriptions of safety measures and clothing to protect yourself from exposure. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of disease associated with eight potential bioterrorism agents. And find additional expert help quickly with the contact details for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Operations Center, FBI Field Offices, and state public health laboratories.

The biological agents covered are:

  • Ricin
  • Botulism toxin
  • Bacillus anthracis (anthrax)
  • Yersinia pestis (plague)
  • Francisella tularensis (tularemia, also known as rabbit fever)
  • Brucella (brucellosis)
  • Smallpox virus
  • Burkholderia (melioidosis and glanders)

 

Available from Google PlayAvailable from the App Store

To give feedback about this app, contact CDC-INFO.

2018 Yellow Book

Screenshot from the CDC Health Information for International Travelers ap which shows the main menu

CDC Health Information for International Travel (commonly called the Yellow Book) is published every two years by CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals, although others will find it useful.

Key Features

  • The latest information about emerging infectious disease threats such as Zika, Ebola, and MERS
  • New cholera vaccine recommendations
  • Updated guidance on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea
    Special considerations for unique types of travel, such as wilderness expeditions, work-related travel, and study abroad
  • Destination-specific recommendations for popular itineraries, including new sections for travelers to Cuba and Burma

 

Available from Google Play   Available from the App Store

To give feedback about this app, contact CDC-INFO.


The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer

Screen shot from moble app - LRN Rule Out and Refer

The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer app makes it easy for sentinel labs, such as clinics, hospitals, and public health agencies, to access important information regarding six potential bioterrorism agents including Bacillus anthracis, Brucella species, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Burkholderia mallei. This app provides information regarding biosafety, shipping, and select agent compliance associated with each pathogen to ensure that the information you need is at your fingertips! The app also aids sentinel labs by providing a tool in the “rule-out and refer” decision with easy to use flowcharts detailing the identification steps. Agent specific images and video examples guide the user in making accurate and efficient decisions.

Features Include:

  • Easy to use identification flowcharts for 6 bioterrorism agents with reference link to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) formal procedures
  • Links to important information from CDC and Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Clear images of colony morphology and gram staining of the agents
  • Videos demonstrating biochemical tests such as catalase, indole, and oxidase
  • Important biosafety information
  • A video on how to work in a biosafety cabinet
  • Packaging and shipping information for Category A and B agents
  • Select agent regulation information and links

Available from the App Store

To give feedback about this app, contact CDC-INFO.


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Solve the Outbreak

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Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to get clues and analyze data to solve the outbreak and save lives! In this fun app, you get to be the Disease Detective.

Do you quarantine the village? Interview people who are sick? Run more lab tests? The better your answers, the higher your score – and the quicker you’ll climb the ranks to become a decorated Disease Detective. In level 1, you’ll start out as a Trainee and can earn badges by solving scenarios, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

Unlock Level 2 by mastering all 12 outbreaks. Then earn honors by solving new and more challenging scenarios. Earn recognitions like Surveillance Honors and Treatment Honors.

New outbreaks happen every day, and CDC’s Disease Detectives are on the front lines, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people. When a new outbreak happens, Disease Detectives are sent in to figure out how the outbreak started before it spreads further.

In this app:

  • Learn about diseases and outbreaks in an engaging way
  • See how CDC’s Disease Detectives save lives around the world
  • Post your scores on Facebook or Twitter and challenge your friends to play!

Available from Google Play   Available from the App Store

To give feedback about this app, contact CDC-INFO.


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TravWell

Screenshot of TravWell mobile app home screen featuring a suitcase covered in labels, a road going into the distance, and a plane flying overhead. A light colored global map is in the background.

CDC’s TravWell app helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you’re traveling.

Key Features

  • Authoritative recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • During-travel features available offline (no data connection needed)
  • Fully customizable to do list and packing list
  • Emergency services phone numbers for every destination
  • Easy to use and fun

Available from Google Play   Available from the App Store

To give feedback about this app, contact CDC-INFO.


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Can I Eat This?

Screenshot from the Can I Eat this? mobile app showing someone wholding a plate of food and a light colored global map in the background.

Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly, or travelers’ diarrhea—whatever you call it, it can ruin your international trip. Help prevent travelers’ diarrhea by using CDC’s Can I Eat This? app. Select the country you’re in and answer a few simple questions about what you’re thinking about eating or drinking, and Can I Eat This? will tell you whether it’s likely to be safe. With Can I Eat This?, you can be more confident that your food and drink choices won’t make you spend your international trip in the bathroom.

Key Features

  • Authoritative recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Access recommendations offline (no data connection needed)
  • Easy to use and fun

Available from Google Play   Available from the App Store

To give feedback about this app, contact CDC-INFO.

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