Press Room

January 27, 2014

Infectious Disease News to launch online Outbreak Tracker

The daily updated source, found on Healio.com/ID, will contain relevant emerging outbreak information

Thorofare, NJ – Healio.com and Infectious Disease News, published by SLACK Incorporated, have announced the upcoming launch of its online Outbreak Tracker — a daily updated website component that will provide information on the latest emerging diseases. The tracker will live on Healio.com's Infectious Disease News website and is scheduled to launch in January 2014.

The tracker will display the most current data on global outbreaks that is being released from such organizations as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes case counts, mortality rates and transmission and treatment information. Links to the most current headlines on each outbreak will also be on hand, so Healio.com users can find all relevant outbreak information in one easy-to-access place.

“The Outbreak Tracker will enable physicians to directly connect with the latest infectious disease statistics and prepare them to execute appropriate treatment for their patients,” said Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS, Senior Vice President of SLACK Incorporated. “Related articles will elaborate on the data, research and treatment options, all of which will benefit our readers.”

Infectious Disease News is a monthly newspaper designed to provide the latest information and news to the busy infectious disease specialist. Articles and features focus on reports that are relevant to the daily practice of these specialists and will help in the recognition and treatment of infectious diseases. Areas of coverage include HIV/AIDS, infection control, vaccine-preventable and emerging diseases, antibacterial resistance, hepatitis and disease epidemics as well as general coverage of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Reports of presentations by opinion leaders accompany columns and features and address topics such as pharmacology, immunization and diagnostic issues.

SLACK Incorporated, publisher of Infectious Disease News, is a leading provider of information to targeted health care specialties. SLACK produces 42 publications in print and online; publishes more than 250 medical and allied health books; creates custom print and Internet-related projects; and produces convention daily newspapers and meeting supplements for a growing number of health care meetings. Healio.com provides daily news, videos, online education, meeting coverage and more. For more information, visit slackinc.com.

For additional information, contact Lee Gaymon, Senior Director, Audience Development & Marketing, at lgaymon@slackinc.com, 856.848.1000 ext. 356.

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